“Paying By Check” by Karin Lin-Greenberg

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You were always the winner in dodge ball, but only because no one seemed to pay attention to you. They never did, and today, they still don’t. You can injure yourself in public, stand in line for coffee, or even break the law. No one will notice. You’re invisible to the world until the time comes when people have no choice but to watch you.

Paying By Check

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About the Author
Karin Lin-Greenberg's story collection, Faulty Predictions, won the 2013 Flannery O'Connor Award in Short Fiction from the University of Georgia Press and was Foreword Reviews' 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year in the Short Story category. Her stories have appeared in literary journals including The Antioch Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Epoch, Five Chapters, Kenyon Review Online, and North American Review. She earned an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA from Temple University, an AB from Bryn Mawr College and has been awarded fellowships from the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, the Wesleyan Writers Conference, and the MacDowell Colony. She has taught creative writing at Missouri State University, the College of Wooster, and Appalachian State University. Currently, she lives in upstate New York and is an assistant professor in the English Department at Siena College.
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