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Don't Make Me Do Something We'll Both Regret: Stories

Don't Make Me Do Something We'll Both Regret: Stories

by Tim Jones-Yelvington

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Overview

The stories in Don't Make Me Do Something We'll Both Regret are linked by their exploration of queer evil. The mystery of desire and sting of rejection drive a child to violence. Boys enter the forest, naive to what lurks within. A pack of pop stars-turned-lovers strike a terrible bargain to preserve their youth. Its characters are gnostics and mystics, ogres and queens whose defiance of the normative both liberates and confines.

from “Tim Jones-Yelvington is a Pretty Little Liar”
 
My lovelies, I haven’t forgotten your secrets. Everything each of you told me in confidence. You said, Promise you’ll keep this to yourself. You said, Promise you’ll never tell a soul. You said, If anyone finds out, my life is over! I said, I’ll take it to the grave. Once, I came upon our frienemy in the marketplace. I said, I know what you’ve been up to! Don’t pretend your hemline’s clean! And she begged me, Keep your voice down! Don’t make me do something we’ll both regret. This is the new new me. Black feathered collar, black feathered cuffs, gold-threaded jacket, my shoulder plumage spills. I am a peacock. My chin is cocked. I am a libertine. I am a dandy. I am an emu, ready to stretch my neck. To sharpen my beak.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781680032482
Publisher: Texas Review Press
Publication date: 07/12/2022
Series: Innovative Prose
Edition description: 1
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

TIM JONES-YELVINGTON is the author of the fiction volumes This is a Dance Movie! (Tiny Hardcore Press), Strike a Prose: Memoirs of a Lit Diva Extraordinaire (co•im•press), and Evan’s House and the Other Boys Who Live There (Rose Metal Press), and the poetry volumes Become on Yr Face (DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press) and Colton Behavioral Therapy (Gazing Grain Press).

Read an Excerpt

from “Tim Jones-Yelvington is a Pretty Little Liar”
 
My lovelies, I haven’t forgotten your secrets. Everything each of you told me in confidence. You said, Promise you’ll keep this to yourself. You said, Promise you’ll never tell a soul. You said, If anyone finds out, my life is over! I said, I’ll take it to the grave. Once, I came upon our frienemy in the marketplace. I said, I know what you’ve been up to! Don’t pretend your hemline’s clean! And she begged me, Keep your voice down! Don’t make me do something we’ll both regret. This is the new new me. Black feathered collar, black feathered cuffs, gold-threaded jacket, my shoulder plumage spills. I am a peacock. My chin is cocked. I am a libertine. I am a dandy. I am an emu, ready to stretch my neck. To sharpen my beak.

Table of Contents

  • Tim Jones-Yelvington is a Pretty Little Liar
  • Old Testament 
    • Divine Decree
    • Cathedral Ceilings
    • Figures Up Ahead, Moving in the Trees
  • New Testament
    • We Are Going to Wilmington, North Carolina!
    • Teenagers’ Need
  • The Gospel
    • Meet #AlexFromTarget, An American Boy
    • Limelight Memories
    • Daniel, Damned
  • Apocrypha
    • The Phantom Voice
  • Apocrypha (2) 

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