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Lieutenant Frotteur – Rose Landra

His codpiece juts straight out and the holographic crest shining above the tip identifies him as Phil Culbreth, Lieutenant First Class of the Bay Area Autonomous Smart City Police Department, badge number 04220212. The codpiece itself identifies Lt. Culbreth as an assassin, surgically modified to kill by hypospray cumshot. A catheter connects his urethra to a rifle barrel that can shoot a lethal carfentanyl-laced load into you from up to 10 feet away.

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Night Shades I – Derek Maine

(One of) Your problem(s) is an inability to stop thinking of literature in terms of very old or very dead hyper masculine white america. No, I’m not talking about fucking diversity. I’m just *saying* that none of your idols grew up with the internet. The medium has been given no lashing or love letter, not even a simple accounting. You said to Gary tonight “Every social interaction now we are staring back at ourselves.” The self has to be the center of the story because it,

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Words to Die By – Eli Evans

When the murderer thinks of all the murderers who managed to achieve more than he could in the grisly craft to which he dedicated himself until the bitter end with passion and singlemindedness – the ones who murdered more, or more creatively, or more notoriously, the dissectors and cannibals (blech, but in the mode of Kafka’s “Hunger Artist,” if he’d ever met a dead body that had appealed to him he would not have hesitated to gobble it up right then and there) and skin-suit tailors,

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Things That Didn’t Happen – Sybil Rain

Hank didn’t really rape me, he just stuck some fingers in when he was blackout drunk on the floor mattress. If I had been as drunk as he was I wouldn’t have even remembered it the next day. My friend Chloe said that still counts as rape, just putting the fingers in, and when she said that I suddenly felt like I had been raped, and it felt good, a powerful feeling.

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