A new job opening at Findlay Global Manufacturing, Inc. presents an extraordinary opportunity: a chance to relocate to Europe to launch a new product, the “Tantalus.”  For Halley Faust, this job is the epitome of the American dream – the chance to go from a lowly Level 1 to a respected and significant Level 2.  She will do anything to get it.  The only problem is, others want the job too, including Halley’s best friend Celeste.

Halley soon discovers that the only path to success at Findlay is ruthless guile.


But, the harder she chases after her dream, the more it seems to elude her, and soon her vision of success expands and retreats into the ungraspable distance.

Ultimately, Halley must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice in pursuit of a life that may very well be a fantasy.

The Insatiables details a young woman’s climb up the corporate ladder and the irrevocable choices she must make to survive.


About the Author

Brittany Terwilliger grew up in the Midwest and graduated from Indiana University. She is Managing Editor at Pithead Chapel and her first novel, The Insatiables (Chicago Review Press) was published in 2018. Her short fiction has appeared in JMWW, Ellipsis Zine, Ghost Parachute, (mac)ro(mic), Five:2:One, Ponder Review, and elsewhere, and has been nominated for Best of the Net, Best Microfiction, and the Pushcart Prize. She was a finalist for the 2021 Oxford Flash Fiction Prize. She lives in New York.

Other Work

Wind-up doll, Reckon Review, August 2022 (Nominated for Best Microfiction)

Every time I smell pineapple grilling, Summer 2021 Oxford Flash Fiction Prize Finalist

Remembering the way it really was, (mac)ro(mic), December 7, 2020 

Grieving the thing it’s better you lost, Ellipsis Zine Eight, October 2020

The Bump, JMWW, October 2020 (Nominated for Best Microfiction)

Whistle, Ponder Review Vol 4 Iss 1, Spring 2020 (Nominated for the Pushcart Prize)

What Will Eat You, Five:2:One Magazine, September 2019

In The Headlights, Ghost Parachute, September 2019 

The Actor, Pithead Chapel, June 2018 (Nominated for Best of the Net, Longform Fiction Pick)