Emilee Prado

Emilee Prado is an American writer whose short fiction and essays have been published in a variety of international literary journals. She holds a master’s in creative writing from the University of Edinburgh and a bachelor’s in film studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. She writes from ever-shifting locations in the US and abroad.

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“It’s morning. Ezrah is in the shower. My first thought is to snooze the alarm, my second thought is: hey. It’s more than a thought; it’s almost visible, almost tangible, like something is in the air brushing by under the ceiling fan… The sensation that gets to me might have been there forever because I can’t remember when it began. It grows and fades and sometimes it carries a stick.” The Hey featured in Orca

“Yearning is not knit between her brows, fear does not make it into her small, dark eyes. All she sees is synthetic skin: peeling, fissured, cracked. Every now and then, she can feel tiny flakes of fiberglass slowly falling from her frame and beginning to collect in her hollow feet.” Scenes from the Two-Table Bakery Shop featured in Gone Lawn

“Amidst the idle talk of gossipmongers, those with a fondness for spiritual solutions have decided that it is a curse, or perhaps a village spirit that haunts the man. Others have concluded that it is not a ghost, but unusual—yet theoretically possible—pheromone activity that surrounds Somsak.” In His Wake featured in Anak Sastra


“For those who have fallen in and out of romantic love, for those who have had simultaneous feelings of detestation and yearning for another person, for those who keep returning home: let’s talk about the dizzying cycles love can create.” Looking at LOVE: Toni Morrison’s Construction of Desire and Obstacle featured in CRAFT

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