Tori Truscheit, 2017 Lambda Literary Fellow

Tori Truscheit, 2017 Lambda Literary Fellow



my name is actually Tory okay okay and this is the beginning of an essay Paul the Bachelorette my best friend in college was getting married I was legally black and before it implies my bachelor party in New Orleans and everything to the best of friends work thank certain endless sugary pop tell orders in fake mess all over the table chest splits always and every look tips my clear hose polish friends were artists and sex workers and happy spinsters about letting on to coast we spent alone ahead contributing to some women's top surgery fund or on our top collections or on the leather skirts not on winnings we were telling like this shrieking the Isle of the girls who stumbled into a bar in here and infectious the Windsor the offers to use externality there and consider two weeks before the break losing sister sent out an action were fired you know but the Afghans rating outfit in one of two specific colors for every name and another game but we want to match so everyone will know you're back there at pretty anymore dude will hand you a red explain just what I wanted just on the dream my mom said try have fun the last thing I got sucked is great wedding I don't attach the muscle corrections officer James mega what you need kind of a rosy future my don't want Eloise begin I didn't paint black so the back of the bus so my connecting flight at LAX landed I don't know – dimensional self use from the Bachelorette attendees all over the country along with strings of emojis Geoffrey's and my eyes and pre-cast's tangy foaming years earth and every color except for chillin Aransas suru to me a million polish and no anyone else I'm trying to take a photo in front of the destinations monitor at fitting New Orleans in background but in snapshot my hair looks flat and entire fat in your eyes were bulging big-boned eyes again they're looking iceberg Bay does everything of everything her anything maybe part of the reason makes formed all this perfect heterosexual femininity is because I was just worse that it in the other girls senior year Lucy and I have found the cheap tickets to Miami for Spring Break with Joel now the new feature in the corner all the southeast buzz charged a team hurts to get in I didn't know how many of course one of our kids then I watched use the angel expertly servicemen for strange boom free drinks appear on the battler the longest his girlfriend can love the club alone after 30 minutes conspiracy is vindicated but the only security had come roaring back I said 11 Sony's well business travelers smooth or shiny details come here upset means you look so tan cally shall fix it as I gently pour kind of a bourbon a vapor her fantasy rolled she wants have been trying to be nice thank you much HD in her Portland maybe a surfing you mean the first time I visited New Orleans and I won the homeowner lottery and jump supercars compete here in winter to the gentle hum caretaker to play guitar hands makes me feet up on the passenger-side dashboard all the way down I suppose we should have on Frenchmen Street on Saturday and let their coats in the park evening through side streets and music port of norovirus we got high and puffy and drunk on the rocks and we must find this who can laugh at symmetry we hate their names ulterior boosters and Ryan Scott shall travel trip we brought blankets in a few days without me and washed high school grasp and on the corner before the sky opened up the joint very scramble to protector insurance blue and a spin this and malice and tears and he under the fire and a sunroof it would legacy had conspired to show this time will be different [Applause]

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