Memoirs of an Ass

At The Paris Review Online.


Teaser quote: Then the main one reaches into the wound up to her elbow, and draws out Socrates’s heart, and they plug the hole with the sponge, saying a spell to the effect of “O sponge, born in the sea, beware of crossing a river.” Then they squat over the other guy, who’s half-dead with fright, and piss on him, thoroughly drenching him. Then they leave. The door springs back into place. The hinges reassemble.

[originally posted Wednesday 28 February 2018]