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Monday, March 27

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Events Mon Jun 14 2010

Lit After Dark: Recap

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Deb Lewis tells a story at Lit After Dark, photo by J.H. Palmer

Windy City Story Slam, 2nd Story, and Reading Under the Influence converged at the Printers Row Lit fest Saturday night for three hours of nonstop storytelling at Lit After Dark. The three organizations have different styles, but the love of a good story binds them together. In case you missed it, below are snippets from the twelve stories told that night, which make a kind of short, nonsensical story:

Like they couldn't just stick a little lime in the coffin. He forgot the Korean word for hope and began screaming in English. He figures out that the situation in Eastern Europe is much worse than the situation in Berwyn. Ingrown hairs can look like herpes, and that's just bad for business. She is fuckin' laughing, and I'm about to crap my pants. Satan's minion, in my back yard, pooping. With the exception of two butches, me being one, every butch dyke we knew was taking male hormones and making surgical dates to get their tits cut off. I can't smoke pot before class, Megan talks too damn fast. Motherfucker breaks into my house and thinks he can judge me? Do you want to go to the cemetery when your nails are finished? The voice believes inspirational quotes and cries at the end of Rudy. I saw Tony Bennett in a pharmacy buying Laxatone and nasal spray.

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