Ayşe Tekşen currently lives in Ankara, Turkey where she also works as a research assistant at the Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University. She has always been an enthusiast of reading short stories, and recently she has indulged in writing some herself. She thinks that her mission is to shake things up and show reality in its most elegant form. Her piece 'In the Foothills of Spil Mountain' appeared in the April issue of Gravel, and also her piece of flash fiction 'B.U.' will be included in the June issue of After the Pause.