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Shannon Sanders

Shannon Sanders is a Black writer and attorney near Washington, DC. Her debut short-story collection, Company, is forthcoming (Graywolf, 2023). Her short fiction has appeared in One Story, TriQuarterly, Electric Literature, Joyland, and elsewhere, and she has received a PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers.


The Opal Cleft

September 11, 2023 | Fiction

Here was Cyrus at the door on a Saturday, unannounced and with a leather duffel hanging from each arm, asking to crash for a night or two—three at absolute most.