Friday, November 25, 2011

the SLUT is here!

SLUT ... Pure Slush's first print anthology is HERE!
Yes, you can order your very own SLUT and have it purring well in time for Christmas.  What a thrill to find a SLUT under the tree come Christmas morning!
Includes my story "Duplicity"  - slutty in a very sophisticated, moralistic way. . . of course.
Duplicity by MaryAnne Kolton
   He held the wine glass stem with thumb and forefinger, lifted slightly, as if eyeing the clarity and color.  He was, in fact, looking through the wine at his enchanting, much younger wife seated opposite him in the restaurant.  He enjoyed seeing her like this.  Blurred, distorted, unfamiliar.  Non-specific.  The only way he would permit himself to view her at this point. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mar's Pumpkin Cheesecake

Mar’s Pumpkin Cheesecake

*Cheesecake should be cooled completely on rack, wrapped with plastic wrap and refrigerated for at least five hours, so plan accordingly.  Best baked day before.
*Eggs and cream cheese should be at room temp


1½ rough ground gingersnap cookies
1½ rough ground, toasted chopped pecans or hazelnuts
¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted. Add more melted butter if dry.


4 eight oz. pkgs. Philadelphia brand cream cheese, room temp.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

a more or less uneventful flight

Published today at Orion headless

I have just complained  to a clerk at the airport newsstand that if Rolling Stone gets any smaller it will be the size of a mass-market paperback.  She gives me a wide-eyed, blank look like she hasn’t a clue what I’m talking about.  A simple “I’m sorry.” would have been nice.  For many years now, on the way to my boarding gate at the airport, I stop and buy the latest edition of W and Rolling Stone, two magazines I read only on airplanes.