alexandra lopes

Alexandra Lopes is a writer based in Portugal, whose short story "Ten Minutes" is one of our favorites to appear in AFTERMATH: Explorations of Loss & Grief. It describes a connection between a child and a young man as they both wait for what seems to be the end of civilization. At a moment where racist border policies rip children away from the arms of their parents, a story where two strangers can build some sort of camaraderie in the Earth's final moments is a breath of fresh air.