After Hours – the Banned Broadsheet

After Hours 
In the smoky corner of an after-hours joint, I clutch my paper cup of Jack and Coke and watch it grow soggy in my hand. Clarissa, a girl I know from Angels, is dancing by herself next to the chair I’ve sank into. She rocks her hips to the heavy bass of the same techno songs we hear at work. The room is cloudy with cigarette and marijuana smoke.


After Hours by Lauri Shaw was intended to be the Broadsheet Story for October 2009, but the venue owners felt that it was too adult to be left on cafe tables so it was never distributed. Still a good story, though. Click on the thumbnail image and see for yourself.

Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent Boys
Lauri Shaw is a contributor to the anthology Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys published by Soft Skull Press (ISBN 978-1593762414). Her novel Servicing the Pole can be found on her website


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