by Kevin Killian
Kevin Killian lives in San Francisco. This is a rare piece of fiction from Leave Books.
I'll be writing two stories at the same time, but think of this as no
 "New Narrative" trick but as a kind of Victorian novel in miniature. Three
stories really, because I've stretched out Brad Gooch's "Satan," as one
might stretch a canvas before hitting the palette. In "Satan," a photographer,
Eddie, so badly abuses his black model that even his rich white patrons,
who like abuse to a certain point, start to drop him. This causes him to
see the light and to change his ways. Reading the story you can't help but
think you're getting a close-up of the home life of our dear Robert Mapplethorpe.