Tag Archive: Short Fiction

Sep 17 2017

Episode 61: Sweet and Rough

Episode the sixty-first; wherein the Pageist marvels at the wonders of hormones and 3D model clitorises. The book reviewed is Sweet and Rough: Queer Smut by Sinclair Sexsmith. .44 Intro and Announcements: Thank you to all of my patrons–you make the show happen! Mwah! Big, huge hugs to the newest supporter, Dedria! Two new Facebook …

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Feb 02 2016

Leather Ever After

This is the text of the book review from the previous episode of The Pageist for people who prefer to read their book reviews. This episode’s book falls under the Paige is on Top category of books, as it’s somewhat recent having been released in 2013. Look at me, reading something written within the last …

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Oct 27 2015

1601 by Mark Twain

The year is 1601 and a poor lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth is waiting on her lady, who is chatting with some of the well-known writers of the day—Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon and William Shakespeare. Other Elizabethans of note are lolling about. Suddenly, someone cuts one. I mean, they really let one rip. A fart. Someone …

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Sep 15 2015

Secretary: The Film vs the Short Story

Secretary: A Comparison of the Film and Short Story –This essay has spoilers of both the film and short story.— Quotes from the short story are in block quotes [Film notes are in brackets.] *General commentary follows an asterisk The Mary Gaitskill story was published in her collection Bad Behavior in 1988. I reviewed it …

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Aug 25 2015

Bad Behavior

Mary Gaitskill’s Bad Behavior is a collection of stories about some truly unlikable people. Really. I wouldn’t want to have lunch with one of them. Reading about them was engaging, though–Gaitskill captures the grimy, complicated reality of life, but this isn’t feel-good material. It isn’t redemptive reading, either–where someone triumphs over adversity. It’s a collection …

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