Toasted Cake 252: Exchange (A Coral Study) by Katherine Quevedo

Toasted Cake #252! In which we connect.

When I got to Mario Reyes's dorm room, I heard him scuffling around, opening and closing drawers as if he had a girl coming over.

This story first appeared in Factor Four Magazine.

Katherine Quevedo was born and raised just outside of Portland, OR, where she works as an analysis manager and lives with her husband and two sons. Her fiction has appeared in Short Édition's Short Circuit, Harbinger Press Flash Fiction Fridays, Thrilling Words, 87 Bedford, and elsewhere. When she isn't writing, she enjoys watching movies, singing, playing old-school video games, belly dancing, and making spreadsheets. Find her at


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