Rasmenia Massoud has made a living with both blue and white collars. After deciding that collars are not good, she fled her home in Loveland, Colorado and ended up somewhere in Europe, where she has done away with collars completely, choosing instead to spend entire days in pajamas.
Now Rasmenia spends her time confusing the natives of her adopted country by speaking a ridiculous imitation of the French language. She looks for the cracks, the scars under the flesh, gathers them up and molds them into stories in an effort to understand what fascinates, confuses and infuriates her the most: human beings.
She is the author of the short story collections HUMAN DETRITUS and BROKEN ABROAD. Dozens of her stories have been published online and in print, including The Foundling Review, The Lowestoft Chronicle, Literary Orphans, Metazen, The Molotov Cocktail, Full of Crow, Flash Fiction Offensive and Underground Voices.
Rasmenia blogs semi-regularly about the awkwardness, frustration and joy of expatriation, the craft of writing as well as a any other topic that she finds irritating, hilarious or interesting. She currently lives in France with her husband, their loyal chocolate lab and stalwart feline sidekick.