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18 December, 2011

Patricia McMillen, "Massage Parlor"

"Massage Parlor" is only three pages long, first-person, and past tense. A nineteen-year old female college junior goes for a "job" interview at a massage parlor in 1971. She finds her boundaries and tells this story of her history years--we never know exactly how many--later.

This short story was published in nor: New Ohio Review, Fall 2011, issue.

FAVORITE LINE:
My favorite line in this story is the last line.
"Then I folded up the bikini and placed it back on the massage table for the next girl."