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Boiling Point

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From a psychotic hit-man questioning a priest/mark on the meaning of life, to an abandoned astronaut staring at his lifeless planet, to an Iraq War veteran returning home to find everything he ever knew has changed, the characters in Boiling Point are all teetering on the edge.

Originally published in various magazines, including Prick of the Spindle, Sex and Murder Magazine, Ghostlight Magazine, Existere Journal of the Arts, The Washington Pastime, Writes for All Magazine, The Medulla Review, The Washington Pastime, and The Worcester Review (in which "Deserted" was nominated for a Pushcart prize), each of the 10 darkly humorous stories in Boiling Point illuminate the human divide between civilized and barbaric behavior, and prove that—no matter the person—there's only so much we can take before we break.

Patrick Anderson Jr. received his MFA in Creative Writing from University of Central Florida. He has also had short fiction and non-fiction published in Silverthought Magazine, Miambiance, Midwest Literary Magazine, Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, and The Bacopa Literary Review. A native of Miami, Patrick currently teaches English courses at Miami Dade College.

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