By Callie Collins

Callie Collins lives and writes in Austin, Texas. Her work has most recently appeared in The Rumpus and The Collagist, among other venues. She is the codirector of A Strange Object, a new small press based in Austin.

  1. There are twelve-hundred-and-fifty-seven ways to kill a woman. There are only twelve-hundred-and-one ways to kill a man. I made the lists separately and then typed them up and merged the Word documents in the Computer Lab, so those numbers are verifiable. I also sorted the tactics into categories—sneaky, particularly gruesome, ritualistic, biblical, and so on—and then I made a very large Venn diagram one night when everyone else was at Rodeo Round-up, and I looked…

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