Leila Mansouri

Leila Mansouri is a fiction writer, essayist, and literary critic. Her work has appeared in The Believer, Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Inquiry, Santa Monica Review, and elsewhere, and her fiction has been longlisted for The Best American Short Stories and anthologized in Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian-American Writers. She’s currently at work on a short story collection and a novel.

Nothing to Declare

You check the clock on the wall and see your flight boards in less than an hour. You’re cutting it closer than you like.