The Grow-Light Blues

by Ben Marcus

A short story, published in The New Yorker on June 8, 2015.

“Tonight’s party was in one of those long, skinny city apartments you’re supposed to verbally fellate with praise. It was like walking into a tiny, dismal doghouse, a real doghouse, and then kissing the furred ass of the dog who lived there, who was super annoyed to have you clogging up his tiny room. You were allowed to stay as long as you kept using your tongue.”

Read the story at The New Yorker.

The Grow-Light Blues