Early Conversations with Baby

Early Conversations with Baby

Cady Vishniac 

The first thing we say to Baby is we’ll always love her, but then we amend the statement. We’ll always love her with the following caveat: she can’t be a sadist. Her eyes loll around like she’s tripping. Her feet clench, unclench, clench again….

Cady Vishniac is a fiction MFA at The Ohio State University. Her stories have won the Alexander Cappon Prize at New Letters and the Sherwood Anderson Award at Mid-American Review, and placed in the New Writers Award at Glimmer Train.


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