"Free Samples" in The Boiler

My essay, "Free Samples," about an encounter with a man that I met on an online dating site, appears in the current issue of The Boiler. Here's a sample"

"This man is gainfully employed, kind, politically progressive, not unattractive, and on cordial yet detached terms with his ex-wife and so, he meets my minimum standards. There is nothing particularly wrong with him, though his imitation of the sleeping bat was a little weird, but neither is there anything particularly right about him, though I was touched by his remark about his unwillingness to make Big Brown Bats suffer from the cold. Because of that remark, I move him from the 'definitely not,' past the 'probably not,' and into the 'perhaps we’ll get together again' category."


Lisa Knopp