Jennifer Percy is the author of Demon Camp: A Soldier's Exorcism. She is the recipient of an NEA grant, a Pushcart Prize, and a David Relin Prize for Fiction.
I’m in the Marriott lobby surrounded by hundreds of puppets. They’re peeking from behind the fake motel plants, eating dinner with folded napkins in the River City Grille & Lounge, slipping into elevators. A group of puppets sings in the corner. A fountain bubbles in the lobby’s center, surrounded by fold-out tables, all of them filled with puppets.