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Kid Stardust On The Porterhouse

Story written in 1968

my luck was down again and I was too nervous at this time from excessive wine-drinking; wild-eyed, weak; too depressed to find my usual stop-gap, rest-up job as shipping clerk or stock boy, so I went down to the meat packing plant and walked into the office.
haven't I seen you before? the man asked.
no, I lied.
I'd been there 2 or 3 years before, gone through all the paper work, the medical and so forth, and they had led me down steps, 4 floors down and it had gotten colder and colder and the floors had been covered with a sheen of blood, green floors, green walls...

Books

Erections, Ejaculations and General Tales of Ordinary Madness - pg. 8 - 1972
The Most Beautiful Woman in Town and Other Stories - pg. 8 - 1983

Alternate titles or versions, draft titles

Confessions Of A Man Insane Enough To Live With Beasts
Notes of a Dirty Old Man

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