Ramona Ausubel is the author of the novel No One Is Here Except All of Us and the story collection A Guide to Being Born. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, One Story, and Electric Literature. She is currently a faculty member of the Low Residency MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
It was dark all the time, and so it was dark when the ship’s captain crept into the corner where his young daughter was asleep. It was dark when he carried her out onto the deck and raised her up in the moonlight to better see him claim.