Virgie Townsend’s writing has been featured in Tin House’s Flash FridaysSmokeLong Quarterly: The Best of the First 10 Years, Best of Pif Magazine, Volume One, and Bartleby Snopes, among other publications. She grew up Upstate New York, the daughter of an independent fundamental Baptist and sex researcher. She now lives in the D.C. area with her husband and dog. Email her at virgie[at]virgietownsend[dot]com.