She’s reading the Bible. Topless. The good book is small worn and rusted fire hydrant red in her hands.
Michelle Penaloza’s poetry appeared in Issue II of THIS. She lives in Seattle and is the author of two chapbooks: landscape/heartbreak and Last Night I Dreamt of Volcanoes. This essay originally appeared in The Project Room’s Off Paper.
Shasta Grant’s flash fiction and Chris Huntington’s poetry appeared in the January inaugural issue of THIS. She is a prose editor of Storyscape Journal and he is author of the award-winning novel Mike Tyson Slept Here. They are also married.