Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Story @ Titular

"Kramer vs. Kramer" is now up at Titular, which publishes stories named after the titles of books, films and TV shows.

I don't usually write stories with movie titles.

I also don't usually write stories about extreme fighters.


Here's the first paragraph:

"Kramer wraps himself around Kramer’s legs, from behind, then lifts him and tips him up and over and down, per their rehearsed routine. There sounds a thud of permanence as both men (bearded, burly) hit the mat. The crowd wakes up, a little—a light sprinkling of “ooohs” and “aaahs” among the less-than-half-filled room. Kramer thinks he smells Mennen Speed Stick tonight. Kramer usually uses Old Spice. What’s up with that? The sweat. Every night Kramer marvels: the sweat."

1 comment:

David Erlewine said...

love this one, andy. it's a classic. and i love ufc ... but yeah this one makes me view everything a bit differently. these two guys will be in my head for awhile.