"Before the dogs, she had loved dressing. Beginning at age ten she insisted on hanging every item of clothing in her closet, feeling that drawers were for children. She clipped her underwear and socks, hung her thin cotton bras and pajamas, savoring the clean metallic screech of the hangers as she searched for a sweater or a skirt, plucking each item like a piece of fruit. Now, to cover the bite marks, she wears the same three, long sleeved shirts, light as tissue for the late-summer heat."

"Skin" was published in Joyland. It's about stray dogs and Thailand. To read the full story, visit their site.