This little story was written in 2015 and accepted early this year. For editorial reasons there was a gap between acceptance and publication, during which time several people read @2016Evie. So big thanks are due to Flo, Siófra, Brendan, and Fachtna for their encouragement. Thanks also to the publisher, Number Eleven magazine — great to see @2016EVIE up there because it’s a lovely magazine to read. I’ve been enjoying the current issue which features new stories by Eoin Devereux, Carolyn Batcheler, Gerard McKeown, and others. Two memorable (and somewhat thematically linked) stories from previous issues are Marie Kennedy’s Two Sheets to The Wind and Claire Hennessy’s This is Not the Story, and it’s nice to know that @2016EVIE is now keeping them company.