Sati Benes Chock

Sati Benes Chock grew up in New England and attended Wheaton College. She taught English in Tokyo before getting her MA in Japanese Literature from the University of Hawaii. Her short fiction has been published in a number of online and print publications, including Amsterdam Scriptum, Hawaii Pacific Review, Hiss Quarterly, Flash Me Magazine, Thereby Hangs a Tale, and Mouth Full of Bullets. She currently lives with her family in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Leavening Agent

Linnet smells the enticing scent of baking bread and smiles. It is 5:30 a.m., and the baker below her apartment is right on time.  Outside the sky is still dark. The birds are only beginning ...