Short story: “Love Like a Crooked Spine”

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“Love Like a Crooked Spine,” by Len Kuntz

Appeared in Cape Fear Review, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2014; found via FictionDaily

699 words

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.