Will McIntosh has published stories in Asimov's, Interzone, CHIZINE, Postscripts, Black Static, and others. This is his second story in Strange Horizons. He was a finalist for both the British Science Fiction Association and the British Fantasy Society awards for best short story of 2005. By day he is a psychology professor in the southeastern US. To contact him, send him email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more about him and his work, see his website.