Melissa Fu grew up in Northern New Mexico and currently lives in Cambridgeshire, UK. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bare Fiction, Envoi, The Lonely Crowd, and The Nottingham Review. Melissa was the regional winner of the Words and Women 2016 Prose Competition. She is delighted to be an 2017 Apprentice with the London-based WordFactory.
I lost my virginity to a Mark Rothko painting. Afterwards, noticing the blood, it murmured, ‘I didn’t know.’ ‘Why would you?’ ‘Was it…’ I stared at the painting – giving it my full gaze, trying to fathom its multiple horizons, searching the flat canvas for the dimensions I had just encountered. Its question diminished.