Craig Tepper
I tried hard to talk myself out of accepting this deeply disturbing story. Many readers, I assume, will be repulsed. And it's not even a story, more just a piece of fine writing -- a prose poem, perhaps? But it wouldn't let go of me and so, finally, I couldn't let go of it.


Craig Tepper, while primarily writing for TV and film (Diagnosis Murder, Jag, Law & Order), has poems and essays upcoming in California Quarterly and Chattahooche Review. "Optogram," he remarks, derived from a recent encounter with Kipling's short story "The End of the Passage" and may (we'll see) be the beginning of a novel.


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