Kristina Ten reads an excerpt from her short story, “Two Hundred Ways to Disappear,” from our Fall/Winter 2020 Issue. Our readers quickly fell in love with this one, and Fiction Editor, Wendy Wimmer, notes that this story “is one that I kept thinking about for weeks… …The boyfriend, the hole, the language how it twisted and cajoled. The sentences are like wrapped gifts, presented with open hearts.” For this special Valentine’s edition, we hope you enjoy the magic of Ten’s work!
Kristina Ten is a Russian-American writer of short fiction and poetry, and a 2019 graduate of Clarion West Writers Workshop. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lightspeed, Black Static, AE Science Fiction, and other publications. You can find her at kristinaten.com and on Twitter as @kristina_ten.