Blake Bishop Believes in True Love
In the weeks Blake had been waiting for Tourniquet to call, the skeleton of an apartment building had been erected behind Blake’s tiny house. The steel beams threw twists of light across his bathroom and kitchen as if the cops were shining their flashlights through the windows looking for pot or stolen merchandise. In fact, it felt like the whole damn building was being built above him, hovering over his house like a spaceship. It was disconcerting, as Tourniquet would say. At least, that’s what he’d say these days. Disconcerting was Tourniquet’s new favorite word….
Josh Denslow’s stories have appeared in Third Coast, Black Clock, Cutbank, Pear Noir!, and Wigleaf, among others. He is a staff editor at SmokeLong Quarterly and an Associate Editor at Unstuck. He has written and directed five short films, and he plays the drums in the band Borrisokane.
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