Somehow this had been the first time their house had been tagged with Katherine there. The graffiti had gone quiet every other time she visited, as if the neighborhood understood that an upper-middle-class white lady from a gated community wouldn’t understand tagging even though she sure as shit understood property boundaries.
Rebecca Thomas' work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, ZYZZYVA, The Massachusetts Review, and other places. She is the senior editor for Ms. Aligned 3 and received an MFA from West Virginia University. Originally from Orange County, California, Rebecca now lives and teaches writing in Charlottesville, VA.