If Edith's slip rant has gotten you cranky and nostalgic, Tom Hopkins, who wrote the bear-in-vagina story in last year's L Mag Summer Fiction Issue (this year's out in one week!), has a sem-new, just-shown-to-me thing up at Yankee Pot Roast: "The One-Room M.F.A. Program." I LOLed, you will too, assuming you're the kind of person who giggles uncontrollably at off-color Carson McCullers jokes delivered in a crusty Southern dialect. When this story's narrator was my age they didn't even have lawns to shoo kids off of.