Because Sex is a Story & Sex is a Song
by Helen Betya Rubinstein
A brilliant and timely collection of short stories by Helen Betya Rubinstein.
Two sisters lose each other playing tag in a field of tall grass where once there was corn. Because they are badgers, the grass reaches far above their heads. The younger one yelps in fear. The older calls out, Stay there, don’t move, I’ll find you. But it takes a long time. Gloria? she yells. Gloria? Because they are drawn in pencil, because they are characters in a story for children, because this is a lesson on what to do when you are lost, Frances finds Gloria; when at last they make it home, they share a plate of bread and jam. (from “Two Sisters”)