Ashley Blooms was born and raised in Cutshin, Kentucky. She received her MFA from the University of Mississippi as a John and Renee Grisham Fellow. Her work has appeared in Shimmer and On Spec. She currently lives in Oxford, Mississippi with her husband and their dog. You can find her online at ashleyblooms.com.
“Ask me something only I would know.”
You say this to your wife because you know you’re human. You can feel it in the familiar ache in your back, and the fear writhing in your guts. You feel it in the cold seeping into your bare feet from the kitchen floor. You know you’re real because you remember.
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