By Kevin Sampsell
Fiction. CREAMY BULLETS is a brand new e-book of brief tales through Kevin Sampsell. "With Creamy Bullets, Kevin Sampsell has created a weirdly sexual yet utterly plausible universe in precisely the briefest bursts of phrases. each one tale is a savory gem, shooting the gripping little deviant moments of lifestyles. Get off on his characters, these working-class anti-heroes that roam the Pacific Northwest, or get off on his tight-like-your-uncle's-wallet prose-you can't lose with this book"--Jami Attenberg.
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His voice was so warm, so full of gratitude, that I could only nod. Your body falling through space touches the deepest part of me. I murmured in my heart the words I could never say aloud. "I come here straight from class and just sit and watch. I don't have anything else to do. I don't exercise, I don't do much of anything. " "You shouldn't be so hard on yourself," he said. "You'll find something that's right for you eventually. " "It is," he said, nodding. I wasn't at all sure whether I was uncertain or not, but he seemed so completely convinced that I let it drop.
Or maybe it was more like an explosion, when you mix the wrong chemicals. Reiko was still looking down at me blankly, the fat on her cheeks and chin hiding her feelings. She put her glasses on again, stretched out on the bed, and went back to her magazine. Perhaps the wounds she'd received when the hooks broke were still raw. But since I'd never been hooked to anything, I couldn't see much difference in our luck. I turned back to the desk and began writing unintelligible English words in my notebook.
But the mention of her name pierced me like a thorn. "I wonder," I said.