#31: I Just Had To Get To Your Apartment

“Actually, she loved the bat. All that stuff about not loving the bat was a lie. Sometimes she really did pick it up and rock it in her arms like a baby.” — “The Bat” by Emily Ziffer, Hobart. Part of the implicit, still relatively contemporary social structure of the internet is an updated version of ‘Don’t touch that dial.’ For all the attempted bites of the figurative apple taken by Patricia Lockwood (

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