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This year for our reading at AWP, I decided to read an old, old story that I wrote when I was an undergrad. It is, as the title says, a sci-fi erotica choose-your-own-adventure. When I turned this in for class, my teacher said: “This sex scene makes it seem like…

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All afternoon I felt a sort of unsettled distress and I couldn’t quite pinpoint it–it was beyond the usual work stress, commuting stress, family stress: a disturbance in the field. And then in the shower I suddenly remembered: I went on a deep Capturing the Friedmans dive this morning and the stench…


Last weekend I talked to Matt and Aaron from Matt and Aaron Make a Podcast, all about Downton Abbey. You should listen! Find out how I rank the characters and how much I hate Donk!


Guys! My books are BOTH in-stock at Powell’s and AVAILABLE ONLINE. RIGHT NOW. Who knows for how long?! So, go to Powells.com and buy my books. You can get Monster Party or you can get Half-Life or if you want YOU CAN GET THEM BOTH. Feeling sad about global warming? I recommend either of my books. Not sure what […]

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I’ve been thinking about this question that gets asked over and over again, every time some famous (frequently/usually) male person is discovered to be an abuser of other people–children, women, men, all of the above. It’s a rhetorical question that is becoming less and less rhetorical. The answer is always…

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Boys and dead sea creatures, all found in 10 minutes on Tinder. Lizzy Acker/The Tusk Tinder is a magical place, an app that is a game based on everyone’s most favorite activity: making snap judgements about strangers with almost no real-world consequences except potentially TRUE LOVE. But: how are you…

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Lizzy Acker/The Tusk I had my very first real crush that I remember when I was in fourth grade, on the older brother of a friend, a person I had actually seen approximately once since I was 6—I didn’t know a single thing about him but I had these vague…


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