It was a week before the contest, while perched on the toilet, that Erich first noticed the faint spray of oil spitting up from a tiny hole in his skin when he flexed his arm. Like a mini oil well. Probably residual needle hole, he concluded. He swung his arm, elbow bent, fist clenched, bicep peaking out at twenty-nine inches now, and saw the micro-geyser, moistening the skin. He spread the oil around, muscle glistening like polished bronze. He flexed the other arm. Same thing, only the oil shot up a little off center from the bicep peak.The supremely original Glenn Gray returns to BTAP with one of his finest stories to date called "Bigorexia."
He got off the toilet, stood at the mirror, hit another pose: arms in front, fists balled as if hugging a tree. Held it hard and long. Dang. There it was again.
Next: "Enter the Red Door" and "Through the Rainbow Window" with Sandra Seamans.
Soon: Hilary Davidson's "The Other Man."