This story originally app[eared in Volume 2 of The Ampersand Review.
Katie Cortese is currently a Ph.D. student in Fiction at Florida State University. She received her MFA from Arizona State in 2006. Previous employment includes grant-writing for a children’s theatre company, writing articles about hot tubs, and feeding gastropods at SeaWorld San Diego. Her fiction and poetry has been published in NANOfiction, St. Ann’s Review, Zone 3, The Comstock Review and Zahir: A Journal of Speculative Fiction.