Excerpt: Taking The Toll by Kiki DeLovely Jan19

Excerpt: Taking The ...

 From Take Me There, edited by Tristan Taormino (Cleis Press, 2011) My eyes flutter open immediately. No time for this gently waking up business— conscious thought pouring like honey into my leftover dreams, slowly mixing together until cognizance fully takes hold and I contemplate getting...

Excerpt: Taking The Toll by Kiki DeLovely, Page 2
Jan19

Excerpt: Taking The ...

continued from page 1 “I—I…what?” Fuckin’ stammering—it’s my tell. “No…” “Yes. Yes, you are. You’re fucking getting off on those church bells tolling.” I see an explosion of thought as her eyes light up with a wildness, her brain going crazy with where she...

Excerpt: Taking The Toll by Kiki DeLovely, Page 3
Jan19

Excerpt: Taking The ...

continued from page 2 “Yes, Father.” I say meekly. “Okay. Good. Then let’s begin.” And he waits for me to start. The words rise up out of my throat and I’m surprised at how the memories flood back. Each sound comes to me as though this incantation was imbedded in the depths of my...