The good-looking one, the one in need, the one that almost was
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K.C. Wolfe was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. His essays and stories have been featured in Gulf Coast, Joyland, and Swink. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he teaches creative writing at Eckerd College.
I knew early on that Max was special. She was a taut-bodied pit-bull mix but without the meanness, even in appearance, that her breed is known for. She must have been the kind of dog who rolls over as soon as she sees you so you can pet her belly, like in the photograph on your flier.