Tag Archives: Short Fiction

Episode 063: Witches, Princesses and Women at Arms

Episode the sixty-third; wherein the Pageist has an update about Walter’s diagnosis, announces a new way to support the show, and laments why we can’t have nice things. The book reviewed is Witches, Princesses, and Women at Arms edited by Sacchi Green. .45 Intro and Announcements: Thank you to all of my patrons for making […]

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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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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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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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