By Holiday Reinhorn
Big Cats opens with "Charlotte," during which a tender woman with a damaged pelvis spies on her voluptuous neighbor in the course of a protracted, sizzling summer season evening, surroundings the tone of irrepressible interest and craving that's glaring through the assortment.
In "Get clear of Me, David," a financial institution supervisor attempts to beat his haunted previous as he offers with the aftermath of a minor earthquake and the physique of a patron who died within the foyer. Big Cats pits teenage women opposed to one another in an escalating catfight on the zoo the place they paintings, culminating in a blowout in entrance of the lion cage.
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25 Here’s another example: Once, I wanted an ice-cream cone, and then an ice-cream truck pulled magically to the curb. These sorts of things happen to me all the time, but I’m not sure if I’m the only one who can do it, or if everyone possesses this skill. Sometimes I even wonder if I’m strong enough to harness such power. My mind started thinking: Roger, if all you have to do is think really hard to get something to happen, then maybe you should think really hard about Felicity Blanket coming home.
Upon their return, we wandered back within face-petting distance of our dates, though this time – rather than continuing where he’d left off – Sasquatch began massaging Becca’s scalp, instead. S. looks to her friends; the message received by all the homo sapiens in the room. ” I asked Becca, hoping to get Sasquatch back on track or at least momentarily out of her hair. She shrugged as if she didn’t much care either way, so I started toward the punch bowl, Sasquatch trailing. “Now look,” I shouted over the music, watching as Sasquatch shoved through the punch line, leaving a few linebackers sprawling.
In case you’re wondering, the trick to painting a schooner is to work on the concave shape of the schooner’s hull. Also, maybe what I mean is the convex shape. But the good news is you don’t have to know the name of the shape in order to paint it. All you need are some brushes and some paint and a good, steady hand. ), which is funny since Hitler’s isn’t very good. Now, I’m no art critic, but in my expert opinion the brushstrokes look pretty thick, especially for watercolors. Whenever I paint with watercolors (every third Tuesday), I always try to brush the paint on as lightly as possible to avoid making the same mistakes as Hitler.
Big Cats: Stories by Holiday Reinhorn