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The Head Commissioner’s Tale – Michael McSweeney

        Ray Jones, Camp Thomson’s head commissioner for eleven seasons, held up the photograph of a nude boy showering. Jones stared at it for a few moments, his teeth clenched, before setting it down on the camp director’s messy desk beside the tin box of cash for which he’d gone looking. Terry McDonough, who had been the camp director for five seasons, kept a disgraceful office in the eyes of Jones.

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Thrash Metal Miniseries Pitches of Video Game Fanfic – Sean Kilpatrick

Streets of Rage 

 

Sweat-licked Blaze gets slammed on a mat. Her male sparring partner endures Blaze’s combos before putting her down again, face first, apologizing. She shoves him off, headgear enswathed with bloody hair, shouting: stop holding back, faggot! Freeze over credits: Blaze walloped out of frame. Blaze changes clothes, strolling about nude, showering before male cops in a locker room. Several discuss their urge to go lick the mat.

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A Murmuration of Apples; Her Snowbanks of Lonely Night – Réka Nyitrai

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Love is a cuckoo-egg
– notes from a blind date, Bucharest, 2020 –

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Marauding Through the Night – J S Khan

 “Depart! You shall disturb Sleep, physician of disease.”
      —Sophocles, a fragment

 

The things that you keep secret are more you than the things you speak aloud, barter with in the marketplace, or wear so as to conceal. The things you keep secret grow inside you; by keeping them secret you protect them, incubate them, nourish them in dark hushed corners until they’ve grown inversely through you—an autochthonous infection,

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