Cover Photo: An illustration of a hotel room, with clothing strewn about the floor; out the window, a UFO flies by
Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult

Room 105 at the Ramada on Sundays

Mary decided then and there that Harold would do. She missed skin on skin. She missed letting go.



didLet him get to the endEveryone has their stories.


Rebecca Ackermann is a writer, designer, and artist based in San Francisco. Her short fiction has appeared in Wigleaf, Jellyfish Review, Flash Frog, and elsewhere. Her essays have been published in MIT Tech Review, Electric Lit, and The New York Times, among other outlets. You can find her tweeting strong opinions and bad jokes @rebackermann.