Body Scan by Sara Lippmann, short story book cover artwork

“Body Scan” by Sara Lippmann

Stu and Jess have made too many commitments to turn the car around, and the girls are getting restless in the back seat. As they sit in traffic, Jess can’t help but imagine ho…

man turned away with shirt over shoulder

“Rental” by Jack Murnighan

Every other week, they rent an apartment on airbnb. They choose the listings randomly, show up, and christen everything they can with their desire.

water pouring over woman in shirt, close up of mans face with beard

“Cold & Damp” by Steve Rasnic Tem

They’ll end up in the shower together, relearning one another’s bodies. Over the years, he tries to get her to talk, but all she wants to do is take a shower with him, before disappearing again.