competitionShe let him make love to her the first night and he told her that he would do this every single night for the rest of her life. She let him make love to her the next night, but it had already become some kind of contest in his mind about whether or not he could do this exactly as well as the night before. She let him make love to her the third night, but she was no longer there inside her body. Instead, she was watching from a safe distance—sitting next to the dog, catching her breath.



Meg Pokrass is the author of Damn Sure Right (Press 53, 2011) and a novella-in-flash, Here, Where We Live. Her new, full flash fiction collection The Dog Looks Happy Upside Down is forthcoming from Etruscan Press (Spring, 2016) and a forthcoming book of prose poetry, Cellulose Pajamas, won the Blue Light Book Award.

Photo credit: J Barreiros

8 Responses to “Competition”

  1. The place else could I am getting that kind of info written in such an ideal means?

  2. janell moon says:

    Good story. I like stories that show awareness
    without telling us what awareness. Write on.

  3. chinenye says:

    A mighty thrilling story told in such few words

  4. taidgh says:

    Thanks for writing and sharing this story, Meg. So much in such a short piece. Fantastic!

  5. Anah says:

    This is lovely.

  6. Mike Shay says:

    Great short-short, Meg. Last line is a killer.

  7. Paul Beckman says:

    Another piece of brilliance from Meg. They just keep coming.

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