Laura Kendall's essays have appeared in Tahoma Literary Review and Eastern Iowa Review. She is an MFA candidate at Butler University, where she is the nonfiction editor for their journal, Booth. She volunteers at the Vonnegut Memorial Library in her home of Indianapolis. Find her on twitter @lamathews.
Growing up in my parents’ seventies-era ranch house, my body was a misshapen thing. During playtime it became an imagined monster on the waterbed as my brothers hid inside a spaceship made out of my mother’s comforter.