Stephanie Waxman’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Bitter Oleander, The Distillery, Meridian, Oregon East, and RE:AL. She is also the author of What Is a Girl? What Is a Boy?, Growing up Feeling Good, and A Helping Handbook: When a Loved One Is Critically Ill. She teacher at UCLA writers’ program and at Hebrew Union College. 
Dec 01 2003
Kazu Takamura sat upright on the cream-colored leather couch, which took some effort as the couch was wide and deep, designed to relax people. But Kazu Takamura was not relaxed. He glanced nervously at the secretary again. She sat at a computer, her eyes glued to the screen. She had told him it would only be a few minutes, but that had been fifteen minutes ago.