Judith Cooper

Adult Swim in the Kidney Pool

The hair on his head is gone, but his eyebrows still inch across his face like two black caterpillars playing a polite game of chicken. His body may be down for the count, but his face still has it going on. Each day of the week there’s a different colored cap on his head, and I’m proud to say I crocheted each one. Crocheting is a recent conquest for me, one that did not come easily, since my fingers are short and blunt and often feel more like stubby tan pencils than those sensitive personal tools some other women own.

Judith Cooper

Judith Cooper lives and works in Chicago. Her short stories have appeared in The Normal School, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, the New Stories from the Midwest anthology, and elsewhere. Her work was nominated for Best American Fantasy and was a finalist for both the Glimmer Train Fiction Open and the Glimmer Train Family Matters contests. She’s currently working on a novel.