Farm implements and test tubes. The older, the better. I don’t know when it started. Maybe when he was four, watching late-night TV with me. Slasher movies and stuff. Shouldn’t have let him do that, maybe. The news, too. The eleven o’clock. He stayed up late with me. But everyone around here lets their kids…

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Ilana Masad

Ilana Masad is an Israeli-American writer living in New York. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, McSweeney’s, Printer’s Row, The Toast, The Butter, The Rumpus, Hypertext Magazine, Split Lip Magazine, and more. Books are her hashtag-bae. She is the founder of The Other Stories, a podcast that aims to give voice and exposure to new, emerging, and struggling writers.

Alyssa Menold

Alyssa Ann Menold is an illustrator currently working out of Grand Rapids, MI. She was inspired to pursue illustration as a child, when she’d spend hours browsing books, not just for their content, but for their beautiful covers. That childhood love of the magical dragons and spaceships never faded, and today most of her work is in the science fiction and fantasy genres. She received her BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design, where she currently teaches as an adjunct. She is currently working on her MFA in illustration from Hartford Art School.

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