Art by Marion Speake

Issue Fifty-One of SmokeLong Quarterly is out today and my story “Copycat” is featured within this great collection.

Preview of “Copycat”

That summer after Jan-Willem left me, I was after Jasper, a twenty-one-year-old surf instructor in Scheveningen who was always in the company of a tittering girl who claimed to be his girlfriend but wasn’t. Not spiritually at least, or so I told myself. She was just somebody with tight skin who happened to be dulling his solitude until a yet unnamed future would claim him.

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