“Under the sheets I was beside myself”: First Lines from LARGE ANIMALS
Jess Arndt’s debut collection (out today!) features stunning writing—down to the first sentences.
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“We had it together but we also had it when we were apart.” —from “Together,” a story by Jess Arndt
“Under the sheets I was beside myself.” —from “Beside Myself,” a story by Jess Arndt
“In the morning the waves glowed like uranium, a deep sweat coming up off the seafloor.” —from “Moon Colonies,” a story by Jess Arndt
“In my sleep I was plagued by large animals—teams of grizzlies, timber wolves, gorillas even came in and out of the mist.” —from “Large Animals,” a story by Jess Arndt
“All fall I’d been carrying around something that wasn’t mine.” —from “Third Arm,” a story by Jess Arndt