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The Cultivationists


John McManus


An excerpt from the novel The Cultivationists.

Obie saw his first sign that the Lord was angry Thursday evening when he awoke from his nap to find his erstwhile girlfriend passed out beside him in her rocking chair. He’d tried to clear things up at the start of this second go-round. “Delilah,” he’d told her, “I’m writing a book, which means I like to be alone. If you’re one of these women that wants to wake up beside a man each morning, piss off,” but here she was, threatening to stay all night and onward into his writing time.

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"The Cultivationists" was originally published at Booth.