Asha Dore

Making It Big

When celebrities overdose, I blame my dad... I was restarting college after moving back to Florida. A couple of years before I had escaped north to Atlanta, but the wet heat sucked me back down. That’s what my boyfriend and I kept saying about Florida, our excuse to move back. It’s like a black hole or a succubus or an implosion. It doesn’t matter how fast you move or how far, it’ll suck you back down and keep sucking until your over-tanned skin pinches up between your boobs and your shoulders slope forward and you’re dragging your arms like a dried out mummy.

Asha Dore

Asha Dore’s essays and stories have recently appeared in The Rumpus, theNewerYork, Treehouse, Best of the Net, and other venues. She lives in Oregon with her husband, two amazing daughters, and a herd of invisible horses who sleep in the guest bathroom and are not to be disturbed.