Prizewinning author Lynda Schor has had four books of short fiction published, most recently, The Body Parts Shop (Fiction Collective Two) and, Seduction (Spuyten Duyvil Press). She taught fiction writing and creative non-fiction at The New School in New York City for twenty-six years. A new collection, Sexual Harassment Rules, published by Spuyten Duyvil Press, will be available soon. Schor currently lives in San Miguel de Allende, MX with her husband, the poet, Halvard Johnson.
“I’m the poet from the Writers In The Schools program. Can you tell me what room I’m supposed to be in?” I ask a black woman with a short platinum-blonde afro behind a desk.
I put my third cup of coffee in the microwave, hoping the fuse won’t blow again. I’m not dressed, haven’t taken a shower.
Getting on this bus is not easy, dragging the just three year old Timothy dressed up in a pair of my high heels, his sister Alexandra’s outgrown dress (which she never wore anyway – she’ll only wear designer jeans), and his grandmother’s old corset on top.
For a moment he was still inside her, turgid there and quivering. Then as he began to move, in the sudden helpless orgasm, there awoke in her new strange thrills rippling inside her. Rippling . . . like a flapping overlapping of soft flames, soft as feathers, running to points of brilliance, exquisite and melting her all molten inside