A couple sitting bed together.

“I Want To Destroy You” by Tom Andes

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The last time they meet Allie sits on top of him while repeatedly smacking his face in the sharp stinging manner he has become accustomed to; it’s how they prepare for sex. They are in a hotel. She won’t come to his house since he has a girlfriend again, and she doesn’t want him in her place. There is no intimacy, no emotion. There is simply sex and whatever strange emotions Allie is releasing through their time together. She doesn’t let him touch her; he is only allowed to take her from behind, hard and quick. That’s just the way she says things have to be.

I Want To Destroy You

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About the Author
Tom Andes has published fiction in Witness, Natural Bridge, the Akashic Books Mondays Are Murder Flash Fiction Blog, Best American Mystery Stories 2012, and elsewhere. He frequently reviews books for publications including the Los Angeles Review of Books and The Rumpus. He lives in New Orleans, where he works as a freelance writer and editor and teaches community creative writing classes at the Loyola Writing Institute.
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