Gothataone Moeng is a writer from Serowe, Botswana. She has had fiction published in A Public Space magazine, where she was a 2016 Emerging Writer Fellow. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi’s MFA program.
A short story from our Summer 2017 issue.
I opened my eyes and looked at the patient. Her eyes were open, too, wide and lively against the tautness of her face. They were the same eyes of my aunt Lydia who had once pulled up her shirt to show me the large birthmark on her stomach—darker than her skin, shapeless like a stain. She looked at me, and I looked at her, and as the people around us prayed for her recovery, she smiled at me.