A new story by alumna Lara Markstein (fiction, ’13) appears online in the journal Necessary Fiction: 

Abduction at the Deluxe Kwik-Trip Pump

I was abducted at the Deluxe Kwik-Trip pump. Yet more proof that supporting local business has its benefits. It is not easy getting abducted, you see. It was May, and I’d been angling for a kidnapping since tax season in March.

The reason: I discovered my husband’s life insurance policy.

Tim is an oncologist. He is paid a tidy sum to save generally unhappy, but suddenly valuable lives. If he were to die, a check for three million dollars would arrive in the mail. A figure like that makes a girl think.

Continue reading online at Necessary Fiction. 

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