I am excited to share that my nonfiction essay “Tatort” will be included in Darkhouse’s “Descansos” anthology.

“Descansos” means “rest,” and is the word used to describe the roadside memorials you see, usually where a life has come to an unexpected end. In setting out to create this anthology, Darkhouse asked authors to:

“Consider the descansos of the heart; the smell, or song, or thought that brings us back for a moment to a time or a person now lost.

While born of grief and loss, descansos memorialize love, and as such, represent the terrible beauty we all contend with as creatures who, by living, are condemned to die.”

“Tatort” (German for “crime scene”) is a deeply personal narrative in which a coincidence of geography reaches across time to connect disparate victims of inhumanity. I look forward to sharing it with you when the Descansos anthology is released this summer!