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Chad Simpson

Chad Simpson has been a security guard, an AmeriCorps volunteer, and a juvenile-probation officer. His stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Sycamore Review, and Georgetown Review. He lives in Galesburg, Illinois (birthplace of poet Carl Sandburg), and teaches fiction writing at Knox College.

— From April 2008

Especially Roosevelt

Haiden’s morning sickness was bad, and she told me to get the boy out of the house, take him anywhere. She stood in the doorway of our downstairs bathroom, just off the kitchen, her frizzy black hair bound into a ponytail that pointed toward the ceiling like a squat exclamation point. “Please,” she said.

April 2008
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