ByAmy Silverberg

Amy Silverberg is a doctoral fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. Her work has appeared in The Collagist, The LA Review of Books, Joyland, The Offing and elsewhere. She performs stand-up and sketch comedy around Los Angeles. She likes animals doing human activities. Follow her on Twitter @AmySilverberg

  1. I’m standing on the sidewalk watching a woman put on makeup in her car—concealer on her neck, to be exact—and I wonder if she has a hickey or just an insecurity that she is trying to remove, or at the very least, briefly cover up. I am in the midst of leaving a man’s house, where I perform for an hour or two twice a week. Not a sexual act, no, just improvisational comedy, though…