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Second place winner of the 2013 Virginia Woolf Essay Prize, judged by Jon Pineda.

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Kris is a sophomore English and Theatre Arts double major from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She currently serves as the fiction section editor of The Mercury and looks forward to future years on the staff. She’s honored to have been published in this year’s magazine. A personal message: Good luck to all the writers out there. You’ve got what it takes to make it into this magazine too! I’d love to read your work, so don’t be shy and send it to us. You’ve got nothing to lose and so much to gain.