Kathryn Martins

Kathryn Martins studied writing at the University of Tampa and, after a decade’s absence, has returned to her homeland of Trinidad. She lives in a valley where she sits with the hills. They are the backs and shoulders of what she will always be looking for. Her fiction recently appeared in Contrary’s spring 2012 issue.


By Kathryn Martins

Her fingertips were neither hot nor cold, and since the sunlight was slow to wane I found myself waiting to draw the blinds against what was no view at all: burnt grass and weeds, metal rails dented along the dull, dizzy road.