Demon Who Peddled Longing by Khanh Ha Excerpt
“While the horses lapped water, he saw her walking toward the bonfire where the little master was standing near its rim, silhouetted against the bright orange-red fire. Then a few feet from him she stopped. The boy-man turned sideways when he heard his name called. The firelight shone on his genitals which he held in both hands and his trousers were down around his thighs. The fire popped and flames spurted. His body convulsed with the turbulence of the fire. Standing in one place, she watched him work his genitals until he bent forward to spend himself into the fire.
Khanh Ha is the author of Flesh (2012, Black Heron Press). He is a three-time Pushcart nominee and the recipient of Greensboro Review’s 2014 Robert Watson Literary Prize in Fiction. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Waccamaw Journal, storySouth, Greensboro Review, The Long Story,Permafrost Magazine, Saint Ann’s Review, Moon City Review, Red Savina Review,DUCTS, ARDOR, Lunch Ticket, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Tayo Literary Magazine, Sugar Mule, Yellow Medicine Review, Printer’s Devil Review, Mount Hope, Thrice Fiction, Lalitamba Journal, and other fine magazines.
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