Check out The Other Room now to read Nell Hanley’s “Stink.” It’s a seriously fine story, folks. I love it more every time I read it.
From “Stink”: “But Paula didn’t like to be alone nights, not since the recent incident with the man at the door one night asking so strangely and loudly to borrow some sugar. He said his name was Damian, and when he said it, in a terrible, high pitch, he drew out both of the as in his name. “You’re on drugs!” she’d said through the door. Then she ran and locked up all possible points of entry to the house. “I’ll call the police!” she’d said, and she did, and the officer came. He had a small pad and jotted things down. Damian had long since gone away.”
Nell Hanley lives in Laramie, Wyoming. She teaches writing and literature at the University of Wyoming. She received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Southern Review, BLIP, and other magazines.
Great work, Nell!
Go read, everyone!