Cover Photo: Janice Shapiro
Janice Shapiro

Crushable, or My Life in Crushes: John Doe from X

“He remained a man apart, forever an unattainable object of desire.”

Janice Shapiro is the author of Bummer and Other Stories (Soft Skull Press). Her stories and comics have been published in The North American Review, 52 Stories, The Santa Monica Review, Everyday Genius, Real Pants, and other venues. She lives in Berkeley, California.