Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith lives and writes in the Cook Islands. Her flash and short fiction, and poetry, has been published in print and online journals in Aotearoa and overseas. She was placed second in 2017 NZ National Flash Fiction Day, is the joint fiction editor for takahē, and script writer for a feature film ‘Stranded Pearl’, due to be released in 2018. @rachelmsmithnz1http://rachelmsmithnz.wix.com/rachel-smith

Rachel Smith: Buttercups and Bullets

“Do you like butter?” The yellow petals flutter under my chin. “You do – you love it. You want to marry it,” Alice shrieks. She drops the buttercup at the side of the road, hoists her backpack higher and runs ahead.