This story appeared in the short story collection Alien Love Disaster Virus Stories
, published by Small Beer Press.
About the author: Abbey Mei Otis is a writer, a teaching artist, a storyteller and a firestarter raised in the woods of North Carolina. She loves people and art forms on the margins. She studied at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, TX and the Clarion West Writers Workshop, and has taught at Oberlin College in Ohio. Her stories have appeared in journals including Tin House, StoryQuarterly, Barrelhouse, and Tor.com.
About the host: Margaret Killjoy is a transfeminine author and editor currently based in the Appalachian mountains. Her most recent book is an anarchist demon hunters novella called The Barrow Will Send What it May
, published by Tor.com. She spends her time crafting and complaining about authoritarian power structures and she blogs at birdsbeforethestorm.net