Gabe Bump is from South Shore, Chicago. His work has previously appeared in SLAM Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Huffington Post, Springhouse Journal, and Ren Quarterly. He won Summer Literary Seminar's 2015 Flash Fiction prize and the 2016 Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award in Fiction. He currently lives in Florence, Massachusetts with his fiancé, Halie, and their well-meaning cat, Hoot. Gabe misses Chicago Public League Basketball.