He felt it in his shoulders, an awkward, slippery weight that caused him to say things that weren't true.
MEGAN STAFFEL is the author of the novels The Notebook of Lost Things and She Wanted Something Else and the story collection A Length of Wire. Her stories have appeared in Ploughshares, The Seattle Review, Gargoyle, and The Kansas Quarterly. She has received a Michigan Council of the Arts grant and teaches at the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. She lives in rural New York.