Carleen Tibbetts lives in Oakland and is an associate editor at Similarpeaks. Her work has appeared in Word Riot, kill author, Bitch Flicks, Monkeybicycle, Metazen, Coconut, H_MGM_N, The Rumpus, HTMLGIANT, and other journals. As she sits here submitting this, she can hear the neighbor’s kids screaming that they have to poop. RIGHT NOW.
Lead image: “Bloody heart” (via Flickr user Sarah)