The 2021 Detroit Metro Times Fiction Issue

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Sweet Violet and the Heartache of Sacrifice: A Story to Be Read Sunwise

By Erin Martinez

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Erin Martinez
“Sweet Violet and the Heartache of Sacrifice: A Story to Be Read Sunwise,” by Erin Martinez.

“I willfully take of the most precious, grace-filled beauty of Creation, for the sake of preserving my own life; yet when I attempt to reciprocate, my sacrifice seems so trite and insignificant in comparison. I am left in a state of longing to give all of myself. This heartache is without reprieve, so long as the sun rises and sets; so long as I breathe.”

Erin Martinez is a mother, homeschooler, visual artist, crafter, educator, singer, dancer, arts administrator, and feminist entrepreneur, who has been living and hustling in Detroit for the past 13 years.



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