Short story: “Love Like a Crooked Spine”
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“Love Like a Crooked Spine,” by Len Kuntz
Swift, smart, and intense. I’m not sure I know what the protagonist is planning to do with that knife, but I know it’s going to hurt.
I’m pretty sure Wendy’s name changed to “Amy” for one sentence. “Wendy” is better for this story, I think—a bit more whimsical and distinctive.