Jill Stegman lives on the central coast of California, where she teaches at an alternative high school. Her work has most recently appeared, or is forthcoming, in such journals as Isotope, RE:AL, North Atlantic Review, Literary Mama, Wheelhouse Magazine, and South Dakota Review.
Only one bone came back. It was a fragment about four inches long, enfolded in bubble wrap and as smooth as driftwood. Merriam didn't know what part of his body it was from, and she didn't ask. She only knew it had been found in Cambodia and that DNA proved it was Larry's.