S.J. Dunning is from the small town of Ellensburg, Washington. She received a B.A. in English from Western Washington University, and an M.A. in Literature from Central Washington University. She is currently working on her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Idaho. This essay is dedicated to her sister, Tyrah, and to her late dog, Biscuit, whose trip to the Wild Horse Wind Farm turned out to be her last big adventure.