Mai Nardone

Mai Nardone, a current MFA candidate at Columbia University’s fiction writing program, was raised in Bangkok, Thailand, by an American father and a Thai mother. His work has also appeared in the Kartika Review and Slice Magazine.

What You Bargained For

By Mai Nardone

Women are meant to be Thai. That's what your buddy Phil told you before you flew over from the States and became the man you'd sworn you'd never be, sitting at this strip bar with a woman, no, a girl, who you can only describe as a flower.