The ugly girl with the flat chest and the attractive boy with the gigantic testicles kissed for the first time on the quiet street in the late hours of a fall moonlit night. The attractive boy with the gigantic testicles looked up and down the street before he leaned forward awkwardly for the moment. He had never kissed anyone before. He was tense and sweaty and emitting an odour of horniness. Before his lips reached hers, his testicles pressed firmly against her lower belly. She had almost forgotten about his over-sized appendages in the quiet night and was immediately jolted back to their existence. She instantaneously placed her hand in front of her lips just as he reached them with his own and she felt them caress her hand gently with a startled kiss and saw his eyes open.
“Frankly,” she said, “your testicles frighten me.” And he pulled away with a wounded look in his eyes and a forlorn expression on his face.
The unattractive girl with the flat chest wasn’t ugly per se, she was just sort of plain, and funnily shaped, and rough around the edges, but she had a spark. Her eyes had a constant gleam to them, as if she was onto some sort of secret, or she knew something that everyone else didn’t know. Not because it was a secret, but because they were blind. She went by Sue, and Sue, who had never kissed anyone before either, perhaps regretted her comment to the boy with the gigantic testicles.
Neil Bristow – The Inheritance
Runners Up (in no order)
Johanna Da Rocha Abreu – May 1st
A Guide to Shoplifting in Berlin – Brittani Sonnenberg
A Slightly Sexually Provocative Short Story – Ambika Thompson
Train – Pippa Anais Gaubert
Shortlist (in no order)
James Harris – Monogamy
Sara Zaske – Green
Marcus Speh – The Preparation
Nick Modrzewski – The Nuns
Ruth Bennett – The Jew of Maltestrasse
Arne Hordvik – Pain
Charles McDaniel – Cat’s Paw
Anna Byrne – Don’t Worry, It’s Just Regret
Thanks to all who came last night….more soon (once the hangover has departed!) Don’t forget you can read Neil Bristow’s ‘The Inheritance’ in this month’s EXBERLINER! Further winning stories from the competition will be available to read in our Showcase very soon.
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