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The Dong

First Place Prose Winner The Dong By Sarah Butson Published in issue 26.2 I was back at the Powderhorn, sitting against the wall, paranoid on account of I don’t know what. I hadn’t been in there for at least a year, maybe more, trying hard to avoid those guys from the Double X, assholes that they were, who’d probably suck me back into their stupid schemes to move stuff for them. Stuff…I guess that’s what I was scared of. I was desperate to score some and I didn’t need them knowing about it. They’d probably use it to blackmail me later, or worse, report me to probation. The thought of more time at Fort Saskatchewan, surrounded by mean bitches and even meaner prison matrons, made me want to pass out. It was a scorcher outside, but the cool air inside the Horn filled my veins with electric tension, like the first zap of speed hitting your solar plexus. Tourists, dopey happy with their beers, oohed and aahed over the scenery and the healthy fucking mountain …