17: “All of them are stupid”

Joey was in crisis. Not really. He’d been in real crises before. One time, he’d nearly drowned in a partially frozen river. Months before that, he’d been slashed across the chest by an enormous thug with a knife. His current situation was significantly less of a crisis than either of those had been, and yet […]

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25: “Then your internal body temperature is the same as hot lava”

One week into October, Oscar hosted himself a birthday party at his swelteringly hot apartment. The heat had eased slightly since the temperature outside had begun to drop, but having several people crammed into his small apartment didn’t as such help to keep the temperature cool. Dick had dressed in layers specifically. Somewhere along the […]

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14: “Sweet, innocent boy”

Jacklyn’s roommate Dick was Joey’s new favourite person and not only because his name was Dick. Dick had a big black beard, he had a snake tattoo on the inside of his right arm, and he told people that he smoked socially, but he definitely smoked when he was alone as well. When Joey found […]

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8: “But, hey, you like God”

Joey had seen the forgiving face of Jesus and had come away changed. Granted, it had been a drug-induced hallucination, but it counted. He had given up the high stakes life of drug dealing and had gotten himself a legitimate job. The problem with that was that Joey hadn’t ever really had a legitimate job […]

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