Originally from Chicago, IL, Arely Anaya (ah-RE-lee ah-NAH-yah) is based in Minnesota. Her latest fiction piece, “The Reek of Motels,” appears in Mulberry Literary‘s Issue III: Wist. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2019 with a major in fiction writing and a minor in writing for television. When Anaya isn’t writing, she’s teaching middle and high school English Language Arts and English Language Development. When she isn’t teaching, she’s most likely watching a film or a tv show.