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Not Quite Bernadette

Story written in 1972

I wrapped the towel around my bloody cock and phoned the doctor's office. I had to set the receiver down and dial with one hand while holding the towel with the other. Even as I dialed, a red stain began to blossom through the towel. I got the doctor's receptionist...


Hot Water Music - pg. 87 - 1983
Luck - 1987
Not Quite Bernadette - 1990

Alternate titles or versions, draft titles

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

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