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Erin Stalcup

Erin Stalcup lives in Brooklyn, New York, and, after years of tending bar, now teaches English at Yeshiva University. Her fiction has appeared in Puerto del Sol and the Seattle Review and is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review Online.

— From June 2009

Brightest Corners

My sponsor told me this would happen. “Temptation comes from the brightest corners and at the most unexpected times,” he said. I washed my hands and face in cold water and flushed the toilet to make it appear like a genuine bathroom visit. I walked out of the bathroom, said I had to go. She scrambled her sorrys and for the first time in my life I meant it when I said, “It’s not you, it’s me.”

June 2009
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