Earthquake by Claire Polders

The steel-eyed businesswoman with whom everyone had been flirting all through her twenties, thirties, and forties, much to her dislike, or so she said, was not noticed now as she crossed the hallway on her heels during the symposium on micro-financing in Amsterdam, was even ignored by the trio of eager security men, and she felt the world tilt.

Claire Polders is a Dutch author of four novels. Her short prose in English has appeared or is forthcoming in Word Riot, Hobart, Folio, SmokeLong Quarterly, Pidgeonholes, Literary Orphans, and elsewhere. Currently she’s finishing her first novel in English. She lives in Paris, but you may find her at @clairepolders or