account_circle by A.K. Small
A.K. Small is a French-American writer. She’s a graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts and has studied with writers such as Ann Hood, Caroline Leavitt, Brad Barkley, and Roxana Robinson. She’s been lucky to attend The Wesleyan Writers’ Conference as well as Bread Loaf. Currently, she’s finishing her first novel, The Rules of Adultery. When she’s not writing, she mothers three young daughters and takes ballet classes.


The Art of Jealousy

Issue No. 173 ~ October, 2011

“One, two, three, four, five.” She counted the ribs leading from her collarbone to her sternum with her index finger. “Five ribs above the line. You always want five, if possible six.” She dropped her cigarette in the toilet and startled Lilly by unbuttoning her shirt. She counted Lillie’s ribs too. “One, two, three.”