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Tara Laskowski

Tara Laskowski is a writer and editor in Virginia. She is the author of the short story collection Modern Manners for Your Inner Demons and the editor of SmokeLong Quarterly. Her work has been published in places such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, AARP: The Magazine, Mid-American Review, and in the anthology Flash Fiction International. Her story collection Bystanders will be published by Santa Fe Writers Project in Spring 2016. For more information, go to

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Seasons,
  2. The way my son looks when he’s sleeping peacefully or laughing hysterically,
  3. Google,
  4. My laptop,
  5. Potatoes,
  6. Sparkling water,
  7. My husband and
  8. The cocktails he makes when I get home after a long day on
  9. Public transportation.
  10. And weekends.

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