The Quickening: A Tale of Lust and Mayhem
Hal eyed the young man from across the room.
“What’s your name?” he asked.
“Jesse Young,” the man answered.
They shook hands. Hal’s lingered.
“So…you’re an artist?” Hal asked. “That’s fabulous!”
“I’ll…draw you a sketch,” said Jesse.
“Take off your shirt. Give me a kiss. Mercedes has a camera. Let’s take pictures!”
“Here? At KillerCon? Amid the books that aren’t selling and the horrible self-published stories, stories that talk about meatus, and the purloined unicorn’s horn…taking the quickening of young men as spoils of war?”
Hal grinned. His teeth looked very sharp.
“Exactly,” he said.
Jesse pulled his shirt over his head. “You had me at ‘meatus’.”
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For those who are looking at this post and saying, “Whaaaaaaat?” this is for the fantastically funny Hal Bodner and the extraordinarily talented artist (and good sport) Jesse Young. They posed for this picture to the delight of us at KillerCon. What a fun, good-spirited group! Thanks for the good time, everybody. 😀