Contemporary Literature

Boy Heaven by Laura Kasischke

By Laura Kasischke

They have been seventeen with excellent tans and excellent our bodies. They deliberate on a joyride in a convertible on a sizzling summer time day. They deliberate on skinny-dipping in a stunning, secluded lake. They deliberate on making it again to camp ahead of somebody spotted they have been long past. What they didn't plan on was once being via men in a beat-up station wagon Their day quickly takes a drastic turn—all simply because Kristy Sweetland smiled on the improper time, within the improper position, on the flawed boys. Now the ladies think prying eyes on all of them the time—during pep perform, at the direction throughout the woods, outdoors the window in their cabin. the men are stalking them, leaving threatening notes on their beds, and observing their each move. Boy Heaven is a provocative, page-turning secret, and a must-read for somebody who loves an city legend.

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Miserable fish fears having too many things to hide from. Miserable fish eats many of the vegetables in the pile on his bed. Miserable fish sleeps in what's left of whole vegetables. Miserable fish covers himself with cabbage & feels awkward about its proximity to cucumber. Miserable fish dreams about a cucumber causing a rampage in which many people die. Miserable fish wakes up & knows it's all possible. Miserable fish closes himself in his laptop. Miserable fish knows his laptop is broken but considers the ways in which it can still work.

Dad & Mom became concerned because I had lost interest in school & I wasn't eating right. So we had a meeting with the Principal & a Counselor. The Principal's many-doored office was located in a catacomb of administrative offices near the back of the school (it was a huge magnet school where smart kids shipped in from all over the state). "Let's talk about how you've been feeling," the Counselor said while Dad & Mom & the Principal stared hard at my face. "You're unhappy but you can't 33 say about what.

Let us be normal, let us laugh with other people, let us gossip, let us boast, let us crave after fun, let us crave stupidity. Withdraw the light that shines through colored glass, withdraw devotion & seriousness. Let us die & not transcend. Let us eat till we vomit. Let us sleep with the pigs. Go off & say to the sky, FORGET THIS RAT, LET'S BIND SOMEBODY ELSE. When he dug, he didn't want to dig, when he sat in the dirt he didn't want to sit. He wanted to reach out a paw & find the word & speak it in a loud voice that everyone would understand.

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