"Taming the Beast" Emily Maguire

The Beast with two Backs:   Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:50 pm GMT
Sarah and Kelly were not allowed to have boyfriends because it would interfere with their academic development.

Like their mother, Kelly would marry based on compatibility of life goals, which all intelligent people understood was the only way to ensure a marriage lasted beyond the honeymoon.

(Sarah) had had sexual intercourse three times, had experienced orgasm twice, and …


The boy’s P.E. locker room was perfect

Once: “Then he slapped her, hard, and called her a tease and a time waster.

‘Disgusting,’ she told him, because it was, but she couldn’t sleep that night wishing she had kept the handkerchief.

A beast with two backs but one soul.

Her body was always hot. Her underpants always damp.

‘No one can know’

being short, skinny and asthmatic, Jamie was a natural ally to undeveloped, bookish Sarah.

Jamie knew something was up with her.

“You are kidding?”


(Mr Carr) flirted – thrillingly! – with self exposure.

When their affair was two months old.

He called her (Sarah) manipulative and vicious, which made her cry.

(Mr Carr’s wife) cried half the night.

Sarah lifted her head, stood on her toes and kissed his lips. (She must be much smaller than him)

“Sooner or later, we will be found out.”

Sarah froze. It had never occurred to her that he didn’t want what she did.


She hated it when he talked about his family.

“I’m going to show you something, Sarah, and I want you to pay attention. When you’re feeling lonely-“

Sarah’s legs and back ached.

…her mother was already reabsorbed in her book.
Guest   Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:22 pm GMT
Robin   Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:54 pm GMT
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