Author Archives: Alice Thomsen

NaNoCoMo

So this Paris thing. I sometimes wonder if, as an atheist, I can believe in capital-E Evil. Goodness faces badness; kindness faces cruelty; Evil seems like it ought to face something like Holy, which isn’t a concept I connect with. … Continue reading

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The False Climax

Note: This post is not about faking orgasms. I will say, however, don’t fake an orgasm. It’s a lie, and there are plenty of ways to find pleasure that don’t involve orgasm. Experiment. Find what works. Have good, honest fun. … Continue reading

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Writers who live here are more prolific—is it time to pack up and move?

You know how it goes: “University Study Shows Link Between Tooth Size and Memory” Yes. A correlational link. In male rats learning their way through a maze. “Are we on the brink of a major cholera outbreak?” No. Here’s what … Continue reading

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I’m a master, okay?

I’ve mastered English. Or, at least, I’ve earned a Master’s degree in English. It feels … Not really any different than before. Who’d have thought that a piece of paper doesn’t actually change the way you feel about yourself as … Continue reading

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Sanctuary

It’s that time of year. AWP 2015 has arrived; I’m writing this now from my third-floor hotel room, looking out over Washington Ave., in Minneapolis. Emphasis not on Minneapolis, although it’s nice to be out of Indiana for a bit, … Continue reading

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