by S. Graber
There was a town overrun by rats. They spoiled everything. They stuck their tales in the butter and shit in the soup and committed date rapes, but the girls imagined it was a mark of prestige to be chosen, so they said nothing….
S. Graber is an Assistant Professor of English at a Midwestern university. She publishes in diverse formats including creative nonfiction, short stories, and academic essays. Her areas of interest include popular culture, pedagogy, and critical theory.Support Our Contributors
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