Becky Adnot Haynes
Becky Adnot Haynes is a first-year doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati. She has published fiction in Post Road and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. She lives in the gaslight district of Cincinnati with her husband, Kevin Haynes, and their Boston terrier, Tucker. 
Jun 01 2010
The Year of Perfect Happiness
Soon, though, he discovers an underside to Amanda’s personality, the way you do when you spend your nights and mornings and weekends with a person. Amanda’s underside is hard, gritty, sharpened. She becomes increasingly competitive, at first only in athletics, pushing him to accompany her on advanced hikes, and then eventually in everything, like whose childhood was more fraught or who lost more weight on the glycemic-index diet that they decided to try or who has a more neutralized carbon footprint, blah, blah, blah.