Patricia McCrystal is a fiction writer and poet from Arvada, Colorado. Her short story “All Possible Exits” received a 2020 Pushcart Prize nomination, and won the Slippery Elm 2020 Prose Prize. She received her MFA in Fiction from Regis University in 2021. Her work can be found on the stage on PBS and Head Room Sessions, and on the page in JMWW Journal, Atticus Review, Slippery Elm, Heavy Feather Review, South Broadway Ghost Society, Fellow Magazine, Birdy Magazine, and more. Patricia is also an editor for the Hard Times workshop, a community program hosted through Lighthouse Writers Workshop and Write Denver.