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The Tiger Lessons. Three: Say to Him the Names of Your Desire

“I want you to do me like that,” Sam says to me, pointing at Rick. “Okay,” I say.  But I don’t know how, and my breath is caught because he has asked this of me. I have just spent the … Continue reading

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The Tiger Lessons. Two: Detachment

Sam does not love me in return. I accepted this the moment I fell for him; I suppose with love at first sight you accept your job is to serve the beloved.  That is all.  There is nothing to be … Continue reading

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The Tiger Lessons. One: Love at First Sight

  I don’t know what I expected, but I did not expect Sam’s eyes. I’d seen tigers before, in zoos, in countless nature documentaries.  Only months before this moment–the day I met Sam–I had burned up picture after picture of … Continue reading

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On Writing, Being in Love with a Tiger, and Going to Movies By Myself

I hate writing a novel.  It is the stupidest quote unquote dream to have.  Period.  I wish, when I’d been sitting in Helen Nicholson’s junior advanced English class at Rocky Mount Senior High School that I had decided–instead of fulfilling … Continue reading

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