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Guts by Chuck Palahniukby Chuck Palahniuk

Printed in Playboy magazine
March 2004


Take in as much air as you can.

This story should last about as long as you can hold your breath, and then just a little bit longer. So listen as fast as you can.


Stuffing only what they need into one suitcase, seventeen people board a bus for what promises to be the most creative three months of their lives.

Each character tells their story as they are instructed to write the next great American novel during the three month writing retreat. From Lady Baglady talking about pretending to be a homeless person just to get out of the boredom of interacting with her rich friends to Sister Vigilante who speaks of religion and carries around a bowling ball with which she may or may not have killed someone.

Posted by Dennis

Real Life 'Guts' Story?


Girl Seriously Injured After Sitting On Pool Drain

(AP) Minneapolis A 6-year-old Edina, Minn. girl is hospitalized after a horrific accident at a swimming pool.

Abigail Taylor was severely injured Tuesday when she sat over an open drain hole in a wading pool at the Minneapolis Golf Club. According to a posting by her family on the Caring Bridge Web site, the drain's powerful suction tore out part of her intestinal tract.