stacy alderman (she/her) is the winner of the 2021 children of steel fiction award. her writing has been featured by macro magazine, capsule stories, herstryblg.com, and several others. she lives near pittsburgh, pennsylvania with her husband and two rescue dogs. if she’s not writing or reading, she’s probably watching hockey or (dreaming about) traveling. check out her blog at quirky, confused, & curvy.