Creamy Bullets by Kevin Sampsell

By Kevin Sampsell

Fiction. CREAMY BULLETS is a brand new ebook of brief tales by means of Kevin Sampsell. "With Creamy Bullets, Kevin Sampsell has created a weirdly sexual yet totally plausible universe in exactly the briefest bursts of phrases. each one tale is a savory gem, taking pictures the gripping little deviant moments of existence. Get off on his characters, these working-class anti-heroes that roam the Pacific Northwest, or get off on his tight-like-your-uncle's-wallet prose-you can't lose with this book"--Jami Attenberg.

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It’s on the outskirts of town, a huge metal warehouse. Full of a hundred little fake rooms, with a single path running through them, and all the furniture we sell made up and laid out so you can see how it should look. Then the same products, disassembled, packed flat and stacked high in the warehouse for people to buy. They’re cheap. Mostly I know I’m just there for show. I wander around in my uniform, hands behind my back, making people feel safe, making the merchandise feel protected. It’s not really the kind of stuff you can shoplift.

He stopped digging when a dark, thick and staining liquid welled up from below his suburban plot, clinging to his spade, cloying, unseen by any but him. The foundation spoke to him then. In his dream he hears the foundation speak to him in its multiple voice, its muttering. And when at last he sees it, the foundation in the tight-packed hot earth, he wakes retching and it takes moments before he knows he is in his bed, in his home, and that the foundation is still speaking. —we stay —we are hungry .

The little boy was about five, only THE BALL ROOM ⎜ 39 just old enough to go in. He was clinging to his dad’s trouser leg, sobbing. The assistant, Sandra, was trying not to cry. She’s only nineteen herself. The man was shouting that she couldn’t do her bloody job, that there were way too many kids in the place and they were completely out of control. He was very worked up and he was gesticulating exaggeratedly, like in a silent movie. If his son hadn’t anchored his leg he would have been pacing around.

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