Mary Lynn Reed lives and writes near Washington, D.C. Her short
fiction has appeared online at VerbSap and thieves jargon and will
appear soon on The Dead Mule. She is currently working on her first
I can’t speak for the dirt-under-the-fingernails crowd, but as a white-collar working man, when I dress for work, I always include a belt. I think it says: I take this job seriously. I am a professional.