A story by alum Amelie Prusik (fiction, ’12) appears at The Copenhagen Review:

Lighted Rooms

The moment Louise sees the Dutch Colonial she knows it will give her trouble. The brass number 29 on the front of the building looks askew and the left shutter hangs cockeye, giving the house a skeptical look, one Louise returns as she punches in the code and elbows the front door open. She works for a company called Spotless that cleans houses repossessed by banks—houses seized from their owners under stressful circumstances. Louise’s crew removes whatever furniture or garbage is left behind and sanitizes the house completely so it can be resold. They mop floors, wash walls, banish smells.

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