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Short story: Romantic

"I like intelligent women, he said. Looks are nothing. What’s sexy is smart"

By Janice Galloway   July 2015

© Damien Florebert Cuypers

Janice Galloway is an award-winning novelist, memoirist and short story writer, who most recent works are This is Not About Me and All Made Up. Her new story collection, entitled Jellyfish, explores in razor-sharp prose David Lodge’s contention that “Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life’s the other way round.” The story below, “Romantic,” is narrated by a woman whose eye is caught by a man nearly 20 years younger than her. Galloway says: “This…

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