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Nona Caspers

Nona Caspers is the author of the short-story collection Heavier Than Air, which received the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction and was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. She teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University and lives in the city with her little dog, Edgar. Her first memory is of sitting on a Holstein cow while her father inseminated it with the most popular semen of the day: Apollo Rocket.

— From November 2011
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

In The Air

I opened the fridge, then closed it. I called a friend and told her what had happened, then called another and repeated the account. I paced the small hallway between my kitchen and my office, then walked back and forth in the living room, but everywhere I went, the emptiness kept coming, and the air felt thin. The hot edge of desperation clung to my skin, making my breath shallow.

November 2011
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