Posts Tagged "fiction"

All That Fairy Tale Crap

by on Dec 3, 2013 in Short Fiction | 9 comments

I was supposed to go to the ball, but I spent the night licking out my stepsister instead. Bethesda moaned and rustled mulberry silk high up her thighs. “There, there, no, faster, come on, faster, please…” The friendly mice put out their eyes and ran out in trios to join a different...

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Our Daughters

by on Dec 3, 2013 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

Because we do not approve of you having sex with our high school daughters, we have equipped their vaginas with automatic intrusion alarms. Once triggered, these alarms will screech out at unbearable volumes, transmit emergency GPS information to the nearest security forces, and...

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Before and After

by on Dec 3, 2013 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

For Jerry, there was a before — sitting on the train home from Connecticut, where he had been visiting his father, suspended in that agonizing twilight of life in which he was unable to distinguish Jerry from Jerry’s brother, Brian, dreading the next call to Brian so they could argue...

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Haruspicy and Other Amatory Divinations

by on Dec 3, 2013 in Short Fiction | 5 comments

I am not going to begin this story at the beginning. That would be the easy thing, and stories are not easy. Love is supposed to be easy. You fall into it, and what could be easier than to fall? Our early lives are written in skinned knees and scraped palms. We trip, we tumble, we fall....

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What You’ve Been Missing

by on Dec 3, 2013 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

You can download our podcast of this story or listen using the player below. (19:38 in length) Toward the end of January, Joe was caught eating Proust, dipping each page in linden tea. This was how Bette knew it was hopeless. The man she’d known for fifty years would never have eaten...

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