Benjamin Wachs read three pieces about recompense, one of them from A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City. Amrit Chima told the story of a family who committed a crime, from Darshan. Jasmin Darznik read from a forthcoming memoir about moving from Tehran to California after the Iranian Revolution. Ezekiel Tyrus brutally described the composite character of a bad career waiter from Eli, Ely. Karlan Shaddox read an excerpt from his story "Supermoon."