By Kate Andries

Kate Andries writes short fiction and long essays, but mostly just makes things for the internet for her day job. You can follow her on Twitter, where her tweets arrive like a Great Comet—once every 20 years.

  1. These are facts: three years ago you were 23, you were in graduate school, and you had cancer. This wasn’t always the case, of course, but that’s what became of you over a single Thanksgiving break. Other facts will emerge over time, many will begin to feel as though they had always been a part of yourself, but these three are constants. You hold them close to yourself.