My story Dive is in this anthology!
James says the champagne isn’t a sin because it’s only a type of wine, and Jesus drank wine, so why not them on their wedding night? The guests are gone and the newlyweds are sitting in the barn loft above the debris of their reception, their three sets of legs swinging over the edge, making his girls look like real sisters. After he’s done his convincing, James watches them hold hands over his lap while they decide on a good dessert for their first Family Home Evening.
His wives, second and new, wear white orchids in their hair. They’ve never tasted alcohol before, and when he pops the cork they squeal and clap and he laughs and pours the bubbly into three mason jars while his heart prances and he forgets to feel all the godly things he wanted to feel tonight, before taking his new bride, Brinleigh, to bed.
Here is my interview with Katie Coyle re: her debut novel Vivian Versus the Apocalypse, one of my favorite dystopian novels; soon to be Vivian Apple Versus the World when it’s released in the US.
6 2014 Books I’m Excited to Read
1. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
2. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
3. Inside Madeleine by Paula Bomer
4. The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales by Kirsty Logan
5. Every Kiss is a War by Leesa Cross-Smith
6. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
"Jenny Schecter was a mess. There’s no denying it. The writing for her character was so outlandishly inconsistent that you never knew which incarnation you were going to get from one season to the next. She was a duplicitous megalomaniac whose self-indulgent, self-destructive antics knew no boundary. But you know what? So is Don Draper. So was Walter White. So was Dexter and Jack Bauer and House and Tony Soprano. But they’re dudes, so that makes them interesting. Jenny Schecter is a lady, so her deal makes her a cunt." - Heather Hogan