Half-Lives feature in CrimeReads

May 15, 2024

Once upon a time there was no sex, but sex was everywhere: in Lisa’s sixth-grade locker with her breath mints and roll-on deodorant; in Dr. Perlman’s walk—slow and tight-calved; in Mr. Robinson’s guitar, playing Cat Steven’s “Wild World” each afternoon before the bell; in Mrs. Taylor’s wavy, knee-length red hair, smelling of Wella Balsam and cigarettes.

Thanks to the folks at CrimeReads for featuring Lynn Schmeidler’s story, “Sex Was Everywhere,” from the new collection, Half-Lives. Read the full feature here.

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