Rebecca Bernard is a Phd candidate in Creative Writing at the University of North Texas. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Southwest Review, Fugue, Pleiades and elsewhere. She received her MFA from Vanderbilt University where she served as Fiction and Music editor for the Nashville Review. Her work received notable mention in the Best American Short Stories of 2018. Prior to the pandemic, she taught creative writing at the Denton County Juvenile Detention Center.