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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 10, Number 4, December 2016

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John Zheng
Itta Bena, Mississippi, USA


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He takes the Tombstone brand cheese pizza out of the box, slides it onto the plate, cuts out long arms and legs with fork and knife, and then puts two half cherry tomatoes for a bra, three slices of Roma tomato for a skirt, two pickled pepperoncinis for dancing shoes, a mixture of black olives, chopped spinach, and sliced yellow pepper for a floral head wreath. Now a belly dancer poses on the stage, ready to hip-rock before his eyes.

separated . . .
they start dating
again

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