Lauren McGovern lives in the Adirondacks. She is a teacher at North Country School in Lake Placid, NY. Her writing has appeared in Greater Good Science Center Magazine, What's Your Grief, The Brooklyn Review, Indelible Lit, Coffee + Crumbs, and Oh Reader. A version of Ticket to Ride was first published in March 2022 withIndelible Lit. Reprinted with permission. Visit laurenmcgovern.online.