Period Sex by Elizabeth Ellen
by Brian Lindenmuth
Period Sex is from the collection Fast Machine.
The details in the first story from the collection, State Liquor, weighed the second story down. Period Sex became, for me, bogged down in details of a person’s life that I couldn’t care for at all. So I started skimming and skipping.
So I’, left with a 50/50 split for this collection so far. When I look at the titles of the some of the stories in the ToC I really want to know more (“It Was Unclear What Line I had Crossed”, “Before You She Was a Pitbull”, “The Night I Died and Made My Way into His Bedroom”, “Three Seconds of Hope”, “sixteen miles outside of phoenix”) but have to admit to a hesitancy. For now Fast Machine will remain on my wishlist.