Kim Samek

Kim Samek is a biracial Thai American, Emmy-nominated comedy writer and television executive producer. She studied creative writing at Stanford University and was a fellow at the Tin House 2020 literary workshop. Her other short fiction appears in Catapult and Guernica. She is finishing a story collection and a novel. A native of Seattle, she calls Los Angeles home.

The Garbage Patch

She helps herself to a plate of inari, some pickled cucumbers, then eel. She orders only one water bottle. This is all she can afford. She chews on it slowly, hoping to make it last.