Sometimes a Cigar

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Middle age never hit a punk rocker so hard. I wrote this story after about four years of teaching fiction, some of which was about metaphorical emasculation, so I thought why beat around the bush--pun intended--so why be metaphorical and wrote this story about a man who wakes up one day to find IT gone, not cut off, just not there anymore. More

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Words: 5,870
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458185228
About Fred L. Taulbee, Jr

4 July 2014 (I swear I'm going to barbecue later)

English teacher, writer, filmmaker.

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I published two short stories in 1994, including "Six Bullets to Kill" in Innisfree and "The Last Tree" in Child Life Magazine. I recently published "A-Haunting We Will Go" in Bete Noire, available here:

I have an MA in Literature and MFAs in Creative Writing and Film Production. I worked in the film industry for about two years, and it culminated in directing Gothic Vampires From Hell. Forgive me for it. I directed it in the style of the producer. It is available on Netflix.

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Review by: Allyson Wilson on July 17, 2011 :
Admittedly, as a woman I did not expect to understand or enjoy Sometimes A Cigar. While there were a few choice parts about male anatomy I couldn't relate to (thank God) the story kept me laughing, sometimes out loud, from beginning to end. A man in his late thirties has a fight with his 22 year old girlfriend and wakes up the next morning missing a rather important piece of anatomy. From the frantic (and hilarious) search for the missing twig and berries to the Hispanic neighbor, Lucy, who thinks he's an angel, this story is a fast moving and witty gem. Highly recommended.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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