Chmakova liked Our Friend well enough, but liked attention more. She took his, giving back just enough to keep him interested. Our Friend was her perpetual Plan B; then he up and married someone else, and Chmakova missed her chance.
Freelance writer and critic-at-large for Popdose and Kirkus Reviews. Three-time JEOPARDY! champion. Work recently featured in KYSO Flash and Penny. Currently seeking representation for my novel The Honeythief. Lives and works in western New York with family, cat, and a neurotic dog.