Suzy Spraker, "Dead In Places"

A college student and her older employer from the candle store talk about love on a winter’s afternoon.

(from Fiction, vol. 19, Number 1)

A funny, sad little story of an unlikely fling between a woman who is still clinging to her optimistic notions of love and life, and a man who, like the rest of us presumably, has been drained of all that enthusiasm. If you look at this story a certain way, you could presume soulness negativity is something men introduced and perpetuated. But it’s kind of a small sample size to make that kind of conclusion. A thoughtful story disguised as a lazy post-coital afternoon for a round hole and a square peg.
Here‘s another story by Suzy Spraker.

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