Stephanie Soileau

Stephanie Soileau is a lecturer at Stanford University, where she was also a Truman Capote Fellow in the Wallace Stegner Fellowship Program. Her fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, Tin House, Gulf Coast, StoryQuarterly, and Nimrod, and has been reprinted in three volumes of New Stories from the South. She is working on a collection of stories and a novel about fishermen, oil, and erosion in coastal Louisiana.

The Ranger Queen of Sulphur

It was nearly dawn. Deana had been up all night disbanding a cult of hooded dwarves who were sacrificing children to a giant eyeball. Her mouth was dry, her eyeballs were fuzzy. There was a tinny hum in her head.…