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“More Sideways Than Up” by Sheldon Lee Compton

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She turns tricks for motivation money. All night, walking the streets in her torn jacket till the cramps and spasms tell her it's time for more motivation. It's what he's calling it now: "motivation". He makes the motivation, using a risky shake and bake method. But don't worry, he's working on a home set-up to properly cook with. After all, he can't let her down, can he?


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About the Author
Sheldon Lee Compton is the author of three books, most recently the novel Brown Bottle (Bottom Dog Press, 2016). His stories can be found in WhiskeyPaper, decomP, New World Writing, PANK, Monkeybicycle, DOGZPLOT, and elsewhere. He was cited in Best Small Fictions 2015 and Best Small Fictions 2016.
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