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M is a self-described loner who shrinks away from the noise and bustle of the crowds she labels Everyone Else. At the center of Everyone Else is the blonde girl, the shining girl, the girl who can only say 'sex, drugs, and rock & roll.' But when M accidentally catches a glimpse into the girl's secret sadness, they are both pitched headfirst into a strange journey of seM is a self-described loner who shrinks away from the noise and bustle of the crowds she labels Everyone Else. At the center of Everyone Else is the blonde girl, the shining girl, the girl who can only say 'sex, drugs, and rock & roll.' But when M accidentally catches a glimpse into the girl's secret sadness, they are both pitched headfirst into a strange journey of self-discovery that deftly navigates the teen landscape of depression, popularity, and love....

Title : The Girl Who Could Only Say 'sex, drugs, and rock & roll
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ISBN : 27228799
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 28 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Girl Who Could Only Say 'sex, drugs, and rock & roll Reviews

  • Kendra
    2018-12-26 10:31

    I can review my own book? Goodness, that's generous. Or perhaps just silly. So let's use this space to do something a little different.Here is the story of this story.I originally began this piece with the intention to send it to the gorgeous poetry and arts magazine SMOKING GLUE GUN, thinking that a story about a girl who could only say 'sex, drugs, and rock & roll' would tickle the brains of SGG's fantastically brilliant and experimental editors, Blake Lee and Taylor Pate. But the story fizzled out after the first paragraph. I batted it around a bit before writing instead for them a story about a shark born as a human girl (she falls in love with a bear-man) and wistfully relegating the girl who could only say 'sex, drugs, and rock & roll' to a drawer of nonstarters.But the story isn't really about the girl. It's a love story that's troubled by the confounding difficulty to see other people for who they are, and the ways in which we blind ourselves in the name of self-protection. My failure to take the girl seriously, and to think she could carry a story on her own, became M's failure to see her as a whole person. A story that began as a one-liner morphed into a piece about language and desire and the complex and painful lessons we stumble through on our way to adulthood and that, it seems, we are never done learning.And so here it is, years later: this strange and sad and messy little love story, gorgeously bound by Awst Press. Would you like a joke? What did the ocean say to the beach? Nothing: it just waved.

  • James Hill
    2019-01-16 14:40

    I’ve read and loved a number of Kendra Fortmeyer’s short stories, many of them of the flash fiction variety more common to online publications, and her imagination recalls authors like Amy Bender and Kelly Link. Fortmeyer is very much her own voice, though, and her blend of magical realism and finely wrought emotion seem well-suited to the shorter short story. It was with somewhat of a thrill, therefore, when I found her skills to be just at home in this longer story, as they were in a terrific story about Mermaids published at The Toast. This story moved me as much as it ripped the top layer of literality off my brain, and it also made me excited to read the author’s future stories as she explores longer forms.

  • McCall Hoyle
    2019-01-15 12:30

    I teach high school English and cannot wait to share this book with my students. They are going to connect on so many levels. <3