“The whole world’s going broke, and it’s because we’re importing water”—he glared at her—“from Tahiti. But whatever makes you happy, baby.” By Vanessa Blakeslee
About Vanessa Blakeslee
Vanessa Blakeslee’s work has been published in The Paris Review, The Southern Review, and Green Mountains Review, among many others, and her short story “Shadow Boxes” won the inaugural Bosque Fiction Prize. She has been awarded grants and fellowships from Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, and was a finalist for the 2011 Philip Roth Residency at Bucknell University. Find Vanessa online at www.vanessablakeslee.com.