There is no cat in this house. We would know. We live here.
Olivia Clare is the author of Disasters in the First World (stories), from Grove Atlantic in June 2017. She is also the author of a book of poems, The 26-Hour Day, published by New Issues in 2015. Her work has appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014, Granta, Southern Review, n+1, and elsewhere.
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