Emma Ignaszewski

Now I Know Hector

We’re talking about cookies and cremation when I figure out what’s wrong with Hector. He never laughs. He’s straddling the tire swing and toeing whorls in the sand, deliberately reserved. The others are making a game of puns–their snickers vibrate like they’re being drawn across the ribs of a washboard. It’s my first epiphany...

Emma Ignaszewski

Emma Ignaszewski grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and received a BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Cornell University. Her work has appeared in Washington Square Review, Driftwood Press, the Cortland Standard, and the Cornell Daily Sun. More work can be found at emmaignaszewski.com.