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A Felony of Birds

by Harris Tobias
The Greer Agency

by Harris Tobias
Assisted

by Harris Tobias
Hold The Anchovies

by Harris Tobias
Alien Fruit

by Harris Tobias
Peaceful Intent--Stories of human/Alien Interaction

by Harris Tobias
CHRONON--Time Travel

by Harris Tobias
The Stang

by Harris Tobias


Feet

by Harris Tobias


The Countessa's carriage gallops toward Ramona. Inside the dowager sits wrapped in furs. A flea bites her on her ample belly and she digs inside her dress looking for it. She knows her body as only a flea picker could. Every ample inch of it. She is proud of her amplitude the accumulation of a lifetime of overindulgence.

She hates her feet, however. She thinks she has the ugliest feet in Christendom; her toes stacked and calloused as though she had worn ill-fitting toe slippers all her life when the truth of it is that she had never owned a pair. Her one great love had been with the butcher, Hans Schmidt. He was a butcher of the squeamish sort; always preoccupied as if waiting for a train or a balloon event to begin. It was because she knew her feet so well that she knew she could never marry Hans. He was a singularly unobservant fellow. His hands always smelled of liver and his fingernails, although fastidiously groomed, of bits of carrion. No, it wasn't his smell or his manner of treating waiters and subalterns like so many sides of beef; it was his feet. His were soft and pink. Hers hard and gnarled, there could be no compromise.




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Books by Quantum Muse contributors and friends.
A Felony of Birds

by Harris Tobias
The Greer Agency

by Harris Tobias
Assisted

by Harris Tobias
Hold The Anchovies

by Harris Tobias
Alien Fruit

by Harris Tobias
Peaceful Intent--Stories of human/Alien Interaction

by Harris Tobias
CHRONON--Time Travel

by Harris Tobias
The Stang

by Harris Tobias


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