“Blue Nude” by Molia Dumbleton

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A nude woman simply doesn’t have enough hands to cover all of her parts at once. If she is unexpectedly come upon, she will have to choose.'

A design flaw, perhaps, for a young woman at college questioning her own sexuality. Sharing dorms, showers without locks and watching X-rated movies, together with female life models, nudity and art are slippery slopes to be negotiated.

Blue Nude

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About the Author
Molia Dumbleton’s short fiction has been awarded First Prize in Ireland’s Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition and Dromineer Literary Festival Flash Fiction Competition; long-listed and short-listed for the Bath Short Story Award, Bath Flash Fiction Award, and Fish Short Story Prize; and nominated for Best New American Voices and a Pushcart Prize. Her work has also appeared in The Kenyon Review Online, New England Review, Witness, Hobart, Monkeybicycle, Corium, Literary Orphans, and other literary journalss. She has been the recipient of a Kenyon Review Peter Taylor Fellowship, a Ragdale Foundation Creative Sabbatical, and a Merit Scholarship to the Martha's Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Northwestern University and teaches Creative Writing at DePaul University’s School for New Learning. Full publications list and other info can be found at www.moliadumbleton.com.
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