Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Tallulah Pomeroy

Body Wash: Instructions on Surviving Homelessness

“If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water so hot it sheds all the layers of who you once were and reveals someone new.”

the next paycheck; history; secrets; blind rage; and blind love.

oh, wait maybe don’t tell me, I’d rather not know

Dorothy Bendel's work can be found in The New York Times, The Rumpus, Microchondria II: 42 More Short-Short Stories Collected by Harvard Book Store, and additional publications. Find her at or @DorothyBendel