The Traveler’s Inn is a motor lodge on Reserve Street in Missoula, Montana, and the tired lady behind the desk is asking me how long I plan to stay. I tell her a week, maybe more, ask if there’s a pool.
Jill Talbot is the author of Loaded. She is also the co-editor of The Art of Friction: Where (Non) Fictions Come Together and the editor of Metawritings: Toward a Theory of Nonfiction. Her work has appeared in journals such as Brevity, Under the Sun, Cimarron Review, and Ecotone.