5 Works in American Animals (2018)

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    Spencer divides the entirety of his life into Before and After. He feels like he has a right to it with everything he’s gone through, to get to put things in boxes, be his own organizer and make things simple for once in his goddamn life—

    Okay, that's a lie. There’s a category other than Before and After, a grey area on the timeline where everything is smudged and blurry. It’s pretty big one, actually, that starts that night in the car, crescendos, and tapers out somewhere along the line. At some point, he knows he needs to sit down and draw all this out properly, make a flowchart with every moment he fucked up in sequential order. That shit’ll be color-coated. Highly decorated.

    For now though, he just calls that time In Media Res. He likes the way it sounds, like it was important, in the middle of something that meant something.

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    He thinks at first he was dreaming about Warren, Warren’s breath on his cheek, Warren’s arms pulling him close. And then, with a cool chill, he realizes that some of that wasn’t a dream but reality, fuzzy-edged in his memory, hot and sweaty and tasting of beer.

    Last night, he thinks, last night – but that’s as far as he gets, because Warren shifts against him, pushing closer, his knees fitting to Spencer’s, his mouth landing wet and open against the back of Spencer’s neck.

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    Spencer disassociates.

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    He noticed you staring and popped out his hip like Betty Boop. “Come on,” he said. “Don’t sit there gawping, get in.”

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    He was always the fidgeter in class and you were the quiet one, silent and still and better at drawing than you were at anything else, and that made you dumb, when you were young, silent and still and dumb, practically invisible, but Warren had come up to you in seventh grade and leaned his chin on your shoulder, his airy blonde hair tickling your cheek and said, “Hey, whatcha drawing?” and since then--

    Well, there’d been a lot of stuff since then.

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