Ian Kappos’ writing has appeared in numerous places as well as been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Crossfaded in Narnia, his first chapbook collection of fiction, is available from Eibonvale Press. He earned an MFA from CalArts, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Find him at iankappos.net or on Twitter @Kappos_Ian.
Corey slipped his hand into the puppet’s back, like he had done many times with the doctor who made him talk about Michael and bathtubs and redness. His breath and stomach squeezed whenever he reached into dark, invisible places.
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