Someone has moved into the house across the way. I watch him.
Carmen Maria Machado’s debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press. She is a fiction writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The Paris Review, AGNI, NPR, LA Review of Books, Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015, and elsewhere. She has been nominated for a Nebula and Shirley Jackson Award, and received the 2015-2016 Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop, and lives in Philadelphia with her partner.