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brisance (noun: the shattering effect of a high explosive) by Caleb Andrew Ward

By the time she and I had finished the Loam Wines’ 1964 bottle of Casa Del Toro, the 1985 Cabernet Sauvignon had already been opened. I don’t recall now who opened it, because this would now be our third bottle. After discussing our financial and sexual lives we both decided on one thing: men should be made to suffer.
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“Untitled” by Larry Block

The boys of the Mandika tribe -
who in their fractured language
call themselves: Time's Excrement -
are treated roughly by their mothers;
have their ears pulled and their
penises scalded by boiling water