Yannick Murphy’s most recent book is the story collection By the Time You Read This (Alabama, 2021).
By Yannick Murphy, Illustrations by Daryn Ray
He was an Italian whom she had met a few days earlier at a bar. Now she was on the back of his motorcycle as they rode down Sunset Boulevard. She wore a black dress, black heels, and a black motorcycle jacket with a wine-red-colored lining.