T. E. Hahn is the author of the forthcoming novel Open My Eyes (Running Wild Press, 2019). He holds an MFA in fiction from Fairfield University, and he is currently a research fellow and Ph.D. student specializing in contemporary American short fiction and gender studies at St. John’s University. He teaches literature at Great Neck North High School and St. John’s University in New York. His fiction, poetry, and non-fiction are featured in The Puritan, Bright Lights Film Journal, Temenos, Headlock Press, a special edition of Cold Creek Review, textbooks on craft. This story was a semifinalist for a Norman Mailer Award.