Kate Wyer, via The Collagist
I love Kate Wyer’s writing. Kate is a nice and patient person, but her fiction is not always warm and forgiving. Her writing is ethereal in a way that most fiction writers envy–it’s vivid and passionate and terse, yet it’s never muddled by Kate’s sharp, poetic language. I picked this story (and this quote) because it shows you how Kate can take a few small, same-shaped Legos and use them to create a gigantic, horrifying monster. I love Kate.