Eric Botts earned his MFA in nonfiction at George Mason University, where he also edited nonfiction for the journal Phoebe. His work has appeared in Kaliope, Ricochet, and Permafrost. He and his wife co-host Bestiary, “A podcast about humans and other animals.” You can find the show at BestiaryPod.org. He socializes on various media @Eric_Botts and @BestiaryPod. Having grown tired of being a starving adjunct, he recently quit teaching college freshmen how to write and maintains a persistent hope that one day he might be paid for doing artsy fartsy in writing and audio. Please wish him luck in these vain and foolish efforts.