Chloé Lam © 2019
When they were seven and five, Emily had to save Maya from drowning in a river. Five years later, Emily still believes she has to save Maya. Maya, on the other hand, got a messiah complex. Upon their parents' divorce, Maya ropes Emily into blackmailing their local pickpocket Lyft driver for a trip across Michigan, where a cult that claims to receive regular divine intervention has invited the pair.
EMILY — (F, 12), terrified of anything happening to her sister; believes God will never save anyone; currently studying for her Bat Mitzvah.
MAYA — (F, 10), a fearless genius beyond her years; believes God has a special plan for her.
TERRA — (F, 25), a Lyft driver who hangs around private schools to pickpocket rich kids; can't admit that she does in fact care about others.
The Arthur Miller Creative Arts Award from the Goldstein Honors Prizes.
Public Reading at the University of Michigan
photos by Mary Lou Chipala
Deividas Toleikis © 2019