May 2005 / Volume Six / Issue Three
Willie Smith
THE $1.98 PORNIES

    I have been sitting inside the theater for forty-five minutes and still have my coat on. When I came in I was so anxious to start looking at the screen that I forgot to remove my coat.
    I donít want to start taking it off now, because somebody, maybe one of the burly crewcut drunks behind, will notice and think I am getting carried away.
    It is getting damn hot. On the screen five or six young men and women are balling frenziedly.
    Itís too late. I canít take it any longer. I start taking off my coat.
    Nobody takes his eye off the screen.
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