Grove Koger is the author of When the Going Was Good: A Guide to the 99 Best Narratives of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure, and has published short fiction in Phantasmacore, Lacuna, Scareship, Eternal Haunted Summer, Skive, and Two Words For. A former reference librarian, he lives in Boise, Idaho.


Grove Koger

“Ahh! Too late comes too soon!”

cries Mr. Mantis in mid-swoon.


But—better soon than late,

concludes his masticating mate.