Amy Vatner

Amy Vatner is an education lawyer in Connecticut and mother of three boys. Her previous work has appeared in legal journals and on

Stories by Amy Vatner

Collecting Ticks

Illustrated by Tanvi Chunekar

This story first appeared in The Bookends Review on December 16, 2016. Even the cats were skittish. They normally couldn’t be bothered with whatever was going on in the house, where they looked down upon their owners, or so it seemed to Claire. Now they watched Claire and her mother more carefully and started at the …