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  RANK # PoS   WORD SPOK FIC MAG NEWS ACAD
1 9000  N    WRECKAGE 2024 589 583 380 383 89
2 9001  J    UNANIMOUS 1960 612 86 327 505 430
3 9002  C    LEST 1982 138 566 498 257 523
4 9003  N    TAVERN 2466 96 1142 403 632 193
5 9004  V    FLOCK 1976 248 224 633 658 213
6 9005  N    (OBSERVATORY) 4657 53 344 2344 273 1643
7 9006  J    ALL-PURPOSE 2289 29 67 1478 646 69
8 9007  N    ASSASSIN 2133 284 902 448 373 126
9 9008  N    CEDAR 3571 44 894 1332 933 368
10 9009  V    ETCH 1957 127 684 558 317 271
 

and turned over in bed to tell his wife about the dream before it dissipated, reached for her across the empty bedclothes to find her gone and this vacancy another dream but one from which he would never wake. The thick stick of his erection pushed into the melange of sheets that held him like something caught, suspended, and he groaned and pushed against the mattress with the remembrance of her. A joy stick! The term had tripped her laughter on one of those first nights -- someplace like Buffalo and one of those dumb places where they had carelessly landed to make a disaster scene around the bed with their clothes. She had always hung his service jacket on a chair and sometimes the silver wings on the breast of his tunic would catch the light of the neon sign outside the window. Ho -- tel. Ho -- tel. Going from blue to red to blue and back again. But it's a French name. I bet

 
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[FICTION] Sewanee Review (1992)
 

 

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