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Fragments of a Formerly Active Sex Life

Four Months
by Julian X  /  sitenews  /  1 Nov 2007

This month on Literary Escort Services, we continue our scandalous Taboo Haiku series, offering four haiku per day throughout the month.  That's right, this is the month of offensive little poems that offend all the natural qualities of the Japanese form.  We hope you find some amusement in this exercise of our First Amendment rights.

We'll also offer my own "Shedding Skins," a seven-part short story -- the longest work of fiction on the site thus far.  It's like nothing I've ever written, borrowing stylistically from Kafka and Poe.  I hope you'll enjoy it.

We'll also be offering several more poems by Jonathan Swift, known for his satire (such as "A Modest Proposal," offered last month).  Swift's poetry retains his satiric flair and is remarkably diverse in subject and style.  It's also a great counterpart to our other offerings, as it shows the importance of satire and free speech.

After four months, we've offered 254 items (including this one).  We've somehow managed to keep to our schedule of two items per day, but we're always looking for new contributors.  You can e-mail submissions to me at

Please also tell your friends about the site -- we're always looking for more traffic because hard work means nothing without an audience.

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