A little shocking

August 4, 2018

Reader, hear my confession: I’m writing an unchaste novel. It’s a little shocking, even to me. In my previous books I’ve mostly written about sex by means of the space break. One reviewer claimed I’d written the shortest sex scene in the English language. I know the scene he meant; the action turns when one character notices a cellophane crackle in the other’s shirt pocket and declares that if he has a condom in there, this is her lucky day. The scene then proceeds, in its entirety:

He did. It was. (Space break!)

Barbara Kingsolver
A Forbidden Territory Familiar To All