“The Phlebotomist”


Sativa January’s story, “The Phlebotomist” is about love, marriage and swingers, published on Our Stories, an online journal that publishes the best fiction on the web. Here’s an excerpt:

“But as Linda ripened and cured, marriage did something: It made her dowdy. Hetero. Almost loyal. She did, actually, now adore the way men, particularly Ed, could unfold before her without meeting her eye, as he faced away, blinking ahead at the road, or the television, or at the bottles of Jameson on the bar. She knew that as long as he didn’t have to look at her, he’d give her his past, and let her roam his face for truth.”

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