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Cristina Henriquez

Cristina Henríquez received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her stories have appeared in TriQuarterly and AGNI online. She is the author of The Book of Unknown Americans, forthcoming in June 2014, The World In Half, and Come Together, Fall Apart: A Novella and Stories, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection.



Summer 2004 | Fiction

In my dream, we are driving so fast the car sprouts wings—giant, bony, feather-covered wings—and we are flying like gulls, steady, just above the surface of the glossy pavement. Everyone is laughing bubbles and confetti and the wind laces its fingers through our hair and streams it back and we can't feel the cool air against our faces because it is so gentle that it cannot be felt.