When my cousins visit I tell them my two GI Joes are in Barbie’s convertible because I can’t find their ATV. “Don’t worry,” I say. “They’re not going anywhere happy.”

Doug Paul Case studies writing, literature, and publishing at Emerson College, where he edits The Emerson Review and interns at Ploughshares. His work has appeared at PANK, Alba, and Necessary Fiction. He blogs at