Leah Browning is the author of three nonfiction books for teens. Her fourth chapbook, Out of Body, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press. Browning’s fiction and poetry have previously appeared in Fiction Southeast, Bluestem Magazine, Cape Fear Review, Storyscape Literary Journal, 300 Days of Sun, Toad, and Glassworks Magazine, as well as on a broadside from Broadsided Press, on postcards and bookmarks from Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf, with audio and video recordings in The Poetry Storehouse, and in several anthologies. In addition to writing, Browning serves as editor of the Apple Valley Review. “Elise in Croatia” is the third of three linked stories.