“Adam Smith” is the pseudonym of Adam Smith (whose name was deemed “not flashy enough for fiction”). Mr. Smith (the pseudonym) resides in the Midwest with his wife and two frustrating, fascinating, and utterly edible children. His short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Jabberwocky, Allegory, and The Griffin, amongst others. This is his first professional publication. He blogs sporadically at parsing-the-dragon.blogspot.com.