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On a very hot day in a remote park, Brenda Chapman takes a jog, keeping in shape for her upcoming wedding. When she crosses paths with a knife wielding maniac, however, Brenda takes refuge in the first place she finds – the Biffy Palace, a pre-fab, sweltering, green outhouse.

Can she outwait him? Outwit him?

Join author Joel Arnold in this short story of crime, suspense, and intolerable smells. More

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About Joel Arnold

Joel Arnold is the author of several novels. His short stories and articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including WEIRD TALES, CHIZINE, AMERICAN ROAD MAGAZINE and Cemetery Dance's anthology SHIVERS VII. In 2010 he received both a MN Artists Initiative Grant as well as the Speculative Literature Foundation's Gulliver Travel & Research Grant.

Arnold teaches writing at student workshops throughout Minnesota and has given presentations about the Ox Cart trails of Minnesota and the Dakotas to several historical societies and other groups interested in history. He also serves as the literary director for the Savage Arts Council.

Arnold lives near the Twin Cities in Minnesota with his wife, two kids, two cats, a dog and a ball python. Plus he makes a mean coffee cake.

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Terry Faust reviewed on Sep. 6, 2012

Joel is an excellent writer and his technical skill is very much in evidence in this vignette. The story is about endurance and wit. My wish is that Brenda, the remarkably levelheaded victim, had used a bit more wit and tried talking to her attacker since they'd come to a stand-off. Still, it’s a very good short read.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
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