Ironic that they named me “Mercy.” Am I supposed to show mercy or ask for it? They never told me.
Tomorrow I will sentence Slade for grand theft. I’ve accepted his modest gratuity.
Thing is, I’d already decided to go easy on him anyway. No harm, no foul, I figure.
Steve Legomsky is a former mathematician; Washington University law professor specializing in immigration, refugees, and human rights; and Chief Counsel of the immigration services agency in the Obama Administration. He has had visiting research or teaching appointments in twelve countries and has published three scholarly books (Oxford University Press and West Academic); numerous academic journal articles; one novel, “The Picobe Dilemma” (Booklocker.com, 2017); and short stories in The Ravens Perch, Fewer than 500, the Broadkill Review (forthcoming January 2021), Idle Ink (forthcoming Nov. 7, 2020), and Offcourse. Steve lives in St. Louis and loves his family, children, animals, and the Red Sox.