Marianne Chan's poetry and fiction have appeared in the Indiana Review, Midwestern Gothic, and the Red Cedar Review. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She currently lives in Chicago.
Among the many photographs on the Sheri’s Ranch website, there is one in particular that stands out to me. It is a photograph of an Asian woman straddling a massage table, as a blue silk kimono hangs from her arms, exposing her breasts. Red chopsticks tie her hair into a bun. A soft light brightens her face and chest. She lowers her eyes and reveals a modest smile.