“Ireland loves us,” Peach whispered. “We are so pretty in Ireland.” She stood beside three men with faces stolen from glossy magazine ads for fancy cologne. One man had a chipped front tooth, and one had a menacing looking mole on his neck, but I could have easily married any of them. I thought maybe I could marry all three, and they could live as sister-wives in a gigantic ranch house in the southern United States. They looked at me like that’s what they wanted.
“Peach and I are about to become famous authors,” I told them. “We’re already pretty famous in Canada, and we’re trying to break Europe.” Every word I said came out of my mouth as an enormous butterfly. The butterflies flapped around our heads and filled the whole room with colour.
“And when I say break Europe,” I said. “I mean actually fucking break it, the whole continent.”
New from Nautical Priest Press, The Best and Most Beautiful is a 67 page surrealist retelling of an aspiring author’s five day trip to Dublin and her quest to become the most glamorous woman in the world.
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