Allison Kade is passionate about words and curious about the world. Her short stories have also appeared (or are forthcoming) in Underground Voices, Fractured West and 322 Review. Her play, tentatively titled Please Swipe Again, has also been performed as a staged reading in Manhattan. By day, she is an editor at LearnVest.com, a personal finance website. “The Rankings” was inspired by the time she spent doing research and development at a financial recruiting firm. You can find her here and here.