The good-looking one, the one in need, the one that almost was
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Daniel A. Hoyt lives in Manhattan, Kansas, where he directs the creative-writing program at Kansas State University. His first short-story collection, Then We Saw the Flames, won the Juniper Prize for Fiction. This year, at forty-five, he took up mountain biking.
Lacey, my tall, blond, newly Christian thirteen-year-old, believes that anything that happens to me will end up on the Internet and will embarrass her in front of the entire planet. “It’s inevitable,” she says every time she uncovers a maternal infraction on the Web.