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Mae Rice is a writer who lives in Chicago. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Awl, and The Hairpin.
Life in a city, including its dangers, can be evaluated in a thousand ways. But dangerous and scary are different adjectives, and different measurements. Especially after a man appears below your stairs.
When you’re a competition-level grocery-store bagger, it’s easy to overlook the messy lives of your co-workers. But when one of them goes missing, and you start to grow up, the picture changes.