Audrey McCombs is currently an MFA student in creative writing and environment at Iowa State University, and is the Creative Director for ‘Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment’. Before going back to graduate school, she worked in natural resources management for many years, and has lived in Asia, Europe and Africa. She dreams of a three-year vow of silence, and a house empty of everything but blank walls upon which she may, finally, write down the code that animates our brute substance.