Laura Villareal received a B.A. in English from Texas State University. In her free time she enjoys petting strangers’ dogs, getting lost, and cooking. Her work has appeared in various places, most recently Persona Literary Magazine.
From “The Heroin Addict’s Conquest”
“It’s terrible,” he grumbles
and presses dirt caked thumb to lavender glow
upon pulling away it remains still vibrant.
“All these planets I cannot destroy.” he says and
tries to extinguish another vivacious glow with his dirty thumb.