Circling Around an Elusive Conspiracyby Jon Thorpe
"We are not quite exhausted yet now, are we?" she asked a
er Colin Religion paused and gaspedfor a breath.
"I think I've got a little le
in the tank," Religion said hoarsely.
Sweat dripped from his brow.
He resumed fucking the woman beneath him.
Four minutes later he would cum, leaving her unsatis
"And that's all I've really got le
," he said as he rolled o
her and let out a long sigh.
He wondered for a moment if he was in love and quickly dismissed the thought.
ey existed side by side for a moment, saying nothing, with Religion feeling increasingly feebleand weak as his erection de
She stood and picked his shirt o
oor and draped it around herbody.
She went to the window and peeled back a small gap in the grimy blinds with her right thumband index
e dull sunlight of the day snuck into the room.
at was actually quite unsatisfying," she said.
"I do what I can," he responded and he reached over and took a cigarette from the pack on thenightstand and lit it. “I don’t ever promise you anything before it begins.”
e gap in the blinds closed and she placed her palms on her hips.
Religion inhaled, exhaled, and then turned his head an looked at her back.
He tried to imaginea life with her, but the only future he could conjure was of two individuals sitting in silence as theyglared at each other across a kitchen table.
"You are certainly beautiful," he said so
ly and she nodded.
at I am," she answered.