Stories tagged skinny-dipping

Paint Clot (Novel Excerpt)

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Damion was not this skin and bones saint. He was not the ascetic he carved himself out to be. He did not exist in a vacuum consuming and being consumed by only art. He was not all these things. And he was not always so painfully sober.

Marguerite in Idaho

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Funny, that Idaho should be last. Funny, odd—not funny, haha. Marguerite had been to every other state. Gone skinny-dipping in a clear alpine lake in Colorado, a murky kettle-bottom pond in Wisconsin, below the dunes on Cape Cod, with surfers off Oahu.

Chicken

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Puddles—not his real name, as you’ve probably gathered, but the kind of nickname a fat kid got tagged with in our neighborhood—kept stopping short, picking underwear out of his ass or taking a breather. This had the unfortunate byproduct of my crashing in