The day before she left Hayward, California, Gina studied the checklist from Georgetown University. It was August, 1977, and she was leaving home for the first time, terrified of arriving at college unprepared. Or maybe she was terrified by her mother’s loud, stinging voice as she approached Gina’s bedroom door. “You won’t return,” her mother…

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Laura Herbst

Laura Herbst lives in Oregon and is at work on a novel set in Togo, West Africa. “Towels” grew out of the helplessness she felt as President Trump’s narcissism and abuse of power became apparent. She wanted to recreate such sociopathic narcissism at the micro-level of a family and have a character achieve some believable triumph over it. She has been honored to receive the Doris Betts Fiction Prize. Her fiction has appeared in The Sun, The Tishman Review, North Carolina Literary Review, and elsewhere.

Enrica Angiolini

Enrica Angiolini is an illustrator and comic colorist. Raised in a family rich with creativity, she developed a deep love for art—illustration and photography in particular. She studied foreign languages in high school and university, gaining a bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language and Culture. In 2015, she started her career in comics, and soon after got her first full series with Titan Comics, Warhammer 40,000. Enrica is now working as a colorist on The Thirteenth Doctor Who, The Steel Prince, and No World.

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