Rajiv Moté is a speculative fiction writer living in Chicago with his wife, daughter, and a little dog. He has completed two 2-year certificate programs in the Creative Writing of Fiction from Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. His stories make appearances in Cast of Wonders, Diabolical Plots, Dream of Shadows, Escape Pod, Metaphorosis, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Truancy, and others, and he has served as a slush-reading Badger for Shimmer Magazine. During the day, he gathers source material by masquerading as a software engineering manager. He scrapes off excess words on Twitter at @RajivMote, and occasionally realizes he should put some effort into rajivmote.com.