Becky Mandelbaum is the author of The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals (Simon & Schuster, 2020) and Bad Kansas, which received the 2016 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and the 2018 High Plains Book Award for First Book. Her work has appeared in One Story, the Sun, Georgia Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and elsewhere. Originally from Kansas, she currently lives in Bellingham, Washington. You can read more of her work at beckymandelbaum.com.
Aug 18 2021
Babette Has Gone Missing
Babette Has Gone Missing Becky Mandelbaum I wanted to be alone, to have a break from my life, so I applied to an artist residency in the Southwest. I
Feb 01 2018
The First to Leave Is the Winner
For a brief period in my late twenties, I lived alone on a horse ranch at 9,500 feet in the San Juan Mountains. The closest human heartbeat was thirteen miles