Intolerable Impositions nominated for Dzanc’s Best of the Web
I’m so honored and excited that Nathaniel Tower, editor of Bartleby Snopes, has nominated my short story, “Intolerable Impositions,” for Dzanc’s Best of the Web 2011 anthology, along with “The River”by Cliff Young and “Ding!” by Dallas Woodburn.
Here’s a taste…
“She gnawed her arm off in the morning, before he woke. There was no way around it. Her forearm lay trapped beneath his thick neck, stubbled except for one irritated spot of skin, below the hairline where an infected pore rounded, tipped with puss. She had seen it the night before, the infection. She saw it in the dim bar light, pulsating, but the blemish did not matter after two glasses of cabernet. And besides, he presented so well from the front–pressed, suited, hip-but-not-too-metro tie, square jaw, and straight white teeth. His hair was thinning, but what consequence was scalp hair?
So they left the bar together.” Read more.
Thank you to Nate and Bartleby Snopes for giving this story a home.
*Naked Banter by Lex Covato