At Night

by Nathan Tyree

It isn't physical contact that she longs for. It isn't sex either. She doesn't have a word for what it is that she needs, but sex is how she gets it. Every time, in some bar choking on smoke she lets herself be chosen by a man; any man. When it's over she allows him to brush her off and force her to the door. Walking home she tells herself that there is something cosmopolitan about this.

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Nathan Tyree's work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in Flesh and Blood, Doorknobs and Body Paint, The Flash, Bare Bone, Dogmatika, Wretched and Violent, and The Empty Page: Stories Inspired by the Songs of Sonic Youth. He's also the author of Mr. Agitprop, and helps edit Magazine of the Dead.