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“I really don’t see how this affects the other swimmers,” he said, still fully erect.

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Oh, fun!

"I am not the type to succumb to any sort of addiction," she said before taking a long drag on her cigarette and extinguishing it in her over-full ash tray.

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"I really can't stand that guy Chuck Palahniuk," she said while sliding Invisible Monsters and Choke toward the cashier.

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May 10, 2023·edited May 10, 2023

I love juxtapositions and contradictions. They make things fascinating. There was a line in a story I can't remember but I recall the narrator obsessing about healthy things. Like vitamins. And she mentioned how if she overdoses with vitamins, the medical examiner will discover her perfectly healthy corpse.

And it's that juxtaposition that made me laugh out loud.

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"She's not in my life anymore," he said, while searching her name on Facebook.

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God damnit, it's like you want me to revise my story again after printing it all out.

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hey guys wow substack attribution juxtapoe

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