Mike Mulvey, the illegitimate offspring of a gin-addled Dorothy Parker and a Guinness-stained Brendan Behan, taught in the Connecticut state system of higher ed as an adjunct instructor of English and American literature. He also writes short stories, watches Liverpool FC, travels, and plays with his four grandchildren. This May he finally retired, having taught for over four decades, at all levels, from kindergarten to college. He holds an MFA in creative writing and has had short stories published in literary magazines and journals in the US, the UK, and Ireland. In 2013 he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lost, of course. His work has appeared in such publications as Johnny America, Scholars and Rogues, The Umbrella Factory, Prole, The Front Porch Review, Roadside Fiction, Crack the Spine, Literary Orphans, and War, Literature and the Arts.