The Ineffable Taste of Unwashed Blackberries

a short story

Sarah Lofgren
3 min readAug 10, 2023

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The sun was making its way up the sky and the neighborhood buzzed with the sound of lawnmowers when the Wintuck family loaded up their minivan and drove off to pick blackberries.

In the driver’s seat was Dad, with his aviator sunglasses, farmer’s tan, and practical sneakers. Mother was beside him, fussing with Google Maps and trying to…

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