Christopher Narozny’s fiction has appeared in American Literary Review, Denver Quarterly, Marginalia, elimae, and Hobart. His novel, Jonah Man, received a starred review in Publisher's Weekly. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Still, I started for the parlor. I’d polished my shoes, put gel in my hair: habits my mother had always wanted me to form and I had always resisted. Walking down the street, I felt conspicuous, as though people were sniggering at my gleaming head and feet.