She thought she was probably hugging a murderer.
Nicky Loomis is a Los Angeles-based writer. She spent 2011-2012 in Budapest, Hungary as a Fulbright scholar in creative writing. She is currently finishing her first novel, based on her experience in Budapest, as an MFA candidate at UC Riverside's low residency program. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books and the LA Times, among others. She teaches journalism to high school students at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences.