I have a story in the July issue of decomP. decomP is a litmag I've read for quite a while now -- so it's particularly nice to be among its usual great company.
Fun facts about "Headspace Sampler:"
-- I had to learn how a mass spectrometer worked for a science class in college. Even before I wrote this story, it's been a very useful piece of information.
-- I thought briefly about having the exhibit be about something other than criminalistics, since mass spectrometers are used in a variety of labs.
-- The moms probably owe their existence to Grace Paley stories.
-- I've never been to St. Louis, much less their science center. It looks pretty cool, though.