Mika Taylor

Mika Taylor

Mika Taylor was the 2015-2016 Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin and holds an MFA from the University of Arizona. Her work has appeared in Granta, Ninth Letter, Kenyon Review Online, Tin House, and others. She lives and writes in Willimantic, CT with her husband, PR Griffis.

A Reader

By Mika Taylor

She read the story every day, once a day, sometimes in the morning, sometimes after noon. On busy days, she fit it in before bed. At first it was just an exercise, one she’d concocted for herself.

Anchor Point

By Mika Taylor

There was an incident that morning, at McDonald’s. “A confrontation,” Dad said, “with the cashier. No big deal, but Zack’s upset still.” “What did he do?” I’d asked. “Nothing, Annie. […]