Virginia Petrucci


What are your favorite lines from your featured pieces in Issue Three of The Ginger Collect?

My favorite line would have to be from Second Child:
“Want you lofted and swimming
in the ghost fields of urban Jupiter.
Through the blues
and grays
of atmosphere stretched
and powdered,

you’ll rise.”


Who is your most beloved author?

Such a troubling question for a writer! Currently I have been reading Joan Didion and Angela Carter.


Do you have a favorite quote from this author?

From Joan Didion’s Play It As It Lays: “By the end of the week she was thinking constantly about where her body stopped and the air began about the exact point in space and time that was the difference between Maria and other.”


What inspired your piece?

Second Child was written in an effort to say goodbye to someone very young, to give her a resting place. What The Bees Know is more of a stream of consciousness piece from the point of view of a character who is at odds with society and common morality. I find it necessary to explore the interiors of these kinds of characters in my writing.


You can read Virginia Petrucci’s pieces in Issue Three of The Ginger Collect: Second Child and What the Bees Know.

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