ByJordan K. Thomas

Jordan K. Thomas is a creative nonfiction MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota who has recently returned to the Midwest. He is completing a book of essays about victims of sexual disorders, racial inequality, and the oddities of online communities. Follow him on Twitter: @JKTWrites

  1. There are no crows in Austin. The grackles have chased them away. They have stolen the scraps of food in their tiny claws and their long, pointed beaks. They have taken the place of the crows at the dumpsters and picnic tables and supermarkets. They have replaced the ominous flocks of crows lurking in the trees or perching on power lines. The grackles have taken their spot on the branches, on the telephone poles, chirping…