Autumn Watts, a fiction editor for Guernica, grew up in rural Nevada and now lives in Turkey. Her work has appeared in Guernica, AGNI online, Desert Voices, and Indiana Review, among others; she is the co-editor of Constructing Qatar: Migrant Narratives from the Margins of a Global System; and she has led several research grants on oral histories and folklore in the Arabian Gulf. Currently, she's working on a collection of oral Qatari folktales and revising her first novel.
There was the time I found an entire horse or cow skeleton laid neatly on top of the shed roof. When I asked my brothers what it was doing there, they looked at me patiently and said, We found it in the desert.