Maggie Shipstead graduated from Harvard in 2005 and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2008. Other stories of hers have appeared in the Mississippi Review and the Virginia Quarterly Review. She is currently a Stegner Fellow at Stanford. 
Dec 01 2009
Luis shared an apartment with his brother Hector and three other men, all of whom happened to be named Juan. Everywhere he turned there was a Juan: a Juan in the shower, a Juan in the kitchen eating pineapple rings out of a can, a Juan asleep on the couch. They were quiet and harmless but undeniably present and numerous, like the silverfish that were also always in the shower and the kitchen and among the couch cushions.