Darker children flee their homes to discover worlds far crueler.
Delvon T. Mattingly, who also goes by D.T. Mattingly, is a fiction writer and poet from Louisville, Kentucky and a PhD student in epidemiology at the University of Michigan. He currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Learn more about his work at http://delvonmattingly.com/. He tweets here: @Delvonmattingly.