Hannah Schultz is a Kentuckian at heart, but is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she is taking advantage of constantly being snowed-in by drafting two novels and reading nonstop. She teaches English at MSU and serves as a fiction editor for Blue Earth Review. Her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry has appeared in Barely South Review, KAIROS, The Gordian Review, and The Asbury Review, among others.
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Double Exposure by Hannah Schultz
BY Hannah Schultz
Everything else fades, and my eyes go right to her chest with a panicked flick. I freeze in the doorway, and my dad moves as if nothing is wrong, asking me in a soft voice to close the door behind me before I let all the heat out. I have to watch several times as her chest rises slowly, depressing with the air whistling out of her open mouth, before I can shut the door. Breathing means functioning lungs. Breathing means life.