account_circle by Kate Horsley
Kate Horsley has published six novels, including Confessions of a Pagan Nun and A Killing in New Town, which won the Western States Arts Award for Fiction. Born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1952, she now lives in New Mexico where she teaches. She also does volunteer work in hospitals, trying to give patients and staff a creative respite from the dystopic healthcare system. A long history of dabbling in Zen Buddhist practice helps with all of this. Her website address is


One Dentist, Many Frogs

Issue No. 163 ~ December, 2010

The frogs, the unemployed men sitting at tables in cafes and restaurants were sometimes compelled by night or rain or no money in the pocket to disappear.