From Audible, BUNN-O published on November 19, 2020.
With her husband stranded in a war-torn country halfway around the world, a university professor – on whom the burden of managing their small family has suddenly fallen – tries to maintain order at home. Her young daughter seems not to mind, or even really notice, the father’s absence. But as the weeks go on, mounting pressure on the narrator to balance family and work begins to take a toll.
So, when an enterprising and overeager graduate student, known only as “Schpleeven”, begs to “hack” her situation, the narrator gives in and Schpleevan connects her husband’s video calls to a plastic bunny toy.
About the Author
Kate Tighe-Pigott’s fiction has appeared in Blackbird, Electric Literature, Grist, Passages North, River River, and Willow Springs. She earned her MFA at the University of Kentucky, and co-produces The Stack (www.thestackpod.com), a podcast celebrating new short fiction from literary journals. You can keep up with all the latest from Kate on Twitter.