Cezarija Abartis’ Nice Girls and Other Stories was published by New Rivers Press. Her stories have appeared in Prime Number, Underground Voices, Manoa, Story Quarterly, and New York Tyrant (which also gave her story The Lidano Fiction Award). This story was begun on the Flash Factory Forum on Zoetrope.com. Recently she completed a novel, a thriller. She teaches at St. Cloud State University. Photo: Russell Letson.