A Country Mile

“There’s nothing in a country mile,” Jack told Evelyn while they shared a bistro table at a tiny sidewalk cafe. The streets were bumper to bumper and pedestrians streamed past in a blur of summer dresses and lightweight suits. “Where did that come from?” Evelyn asked, as she casually lifted her glass of white wine. […]

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Wifey by Judy Blume

I’m a believer in the importance of writing about bad sex. Not naughty-sexy bad. Not violent-disturbing bad. Just awkward, uncomfortable, let’s-just-get-this-over-with bad sex. Maybe it’s because I’m a realist at heart (albeit wrapped in a tattered blanket of idealism). The thing is, most books, movies, and TV shows present sex that is either total fantasy

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Distant Worlds

I was on my way to the kitchen, crossing the dark foyer, when he came downstairs to find me. It was early, maybe around 6:30, but already dark as midnight. I heard him from the shadows as he called my name, said, “You have to see this.” His vague shape with its familiar angles disappeared

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