Michael Natalie is a first year MFA candidate in The New School’s fiction program. Formerly an assistant editor at a finance publication, he’s currently exploring opportunities in arts and entertainment. His main creative interests are science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction.
The year is 1946. A woman murders her army veteran husband in a domestic dispute, then assumes his identity. With this new identity comes a chance at self-determination she’s never had before.
A naked runner barrels down a hot, embittered stretch of roadway in Los Angeles, causing a traffic jam. We’re told we “might envy him,” and that he looks like “a superhero, but not one of the cool ones.”