We’re pleased to share a piece of fiction from the summer ‘23 quarterly edition. Pre-orders for the print version, which will contain several bonus pieces, are available until July 15. By Hannah Rice Berman I (25M) HAVE BEEN DATING my girlfriend (24F) for five years now. Four months ago, we moved in together. The day we moved in, “Sally”—I will call her Sally here, just so you can really get your toes into the narrative, but rest assured that all identifying information has been removed from this story—“Sally” revealed that she was very intent on adopting an animal.