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Post Originally Published: October 27th, 2017

Guys Grab Girls Everywhere

Tommy goes to the club by himself, orders one drink at the bar and watches her dance on a stage further away. He watches her navel, the dip and rise in her lingerie where her hips meet her waist and far below her navel, where the absolute hottest part of her body is hidden. He watches her press her ribs against the pole and arch […]

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Post Originally Published: October 20th, 2017

Don’t Be So Dramatic

Repetitive chiming stirred Caitlyn from her sleep. She slipped her phone from beneath her pillow to see David returning her call. It was 3:13AM. “Hey,” she whispered. “How could you walk out on me so easily like that?” “You woke me up by dumping me,” Caitlyn reminded him. “You were awake before I said anything,” David responded. “If you’d bothered to stay and talk it […]

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Post Originally Published: October 13th, 2017

He Sounded So Stupid.

Caitlyn pushed her way toward the bar, quickly scanning the pink, blue, and khaki bodies around her for Shannon. As she edged her right elbow onto the wooden surface she felt a hand wrap lightly around her arm. David inched beside her with a shy smile. Caitlyn had forgotten her ex and Shannon shared mutual friends. She raised her brows knowingly, said nothing. David loudly […]

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Post Originally Published: December 23rd, 2016

What About Christmas?

“Jobs don’t just fall from the sky in New York.” “So move back to Boston,” Ted repeated. “No.” “Well you’d better figure something out because I’m not letting your mother give you any more money.” “I never asked for the money,” Caitlyn protested. “I’m tired of her babying you,” Ted ignored the remark. “That makes two of us.” Caitlyn was finished with this conversation. She […]

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Post Originally Published: December 16th, 2016

Money Tastes Like Cum

“All our society cares about, bottom line, is money.   Capital gain has always been the number one American value. It’s the reason why doctors pump patients full of pills that give them symptoms that need more pills to be treated. It’s the reason Sam and Caitlyn will be paying off student loan interest until they’re at least thirty-four. “Art isn’t exempt from the system […]

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Post Originally Published: January 22nd, 2016

To Embrace Her Envy

Brenda opened her eyes to observe the bathroom ceiling through a liquid screen of ripples. Was it really still about Kevin? Brenda lifted her face out of the water and set the back of her head against the tiles. Steam rose off the surface of the water. She inhaled deeply. Her muscles relaxed. She couldn’t help but wonder where Kevin and Michelle lived now. And […]

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Post Originally Published: January 22nd, 2016

The Bathroom Window

Caitlyn opened her eyes to the back of Michael’s right hand, his knuckles inches above her brow. She raised her bare chest off the bed, set her weight on her elbows, and studied him asleep beside her. Paula was gone, probably to class. The metal lamp beside the fireplace had apparently been on all night. Michael’s room didn’t have a clock or window, and with […]

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Post Originally Published: September 10th, 2015

Coked Up Every Weekend

“Are you only sleeping with me for the money?” “What?” “Cause the first time,” he started, “you didn’t know I would pay you, unless Paula told you. Did Paula tell you I would?” “No, Michael,” Caitlyn replied. “Paula only told me that you had a crush on me.” “So you slept with me and Paula that night because I had a crush on you?” “I […]

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