A New Way to Look at Those Law & Order: SVU Marathons
November 15, 2013 2:39 PM Subscribe
Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order
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, a novella by Carmen Maria Machado from the May/June issue of The American Reader.“Nocturne”: The ghost of one of the murdered, misburied underage models begins to haunt Benson. She has bells for eyes, tiny brass ones dangling from the top of each socket, the hammer not quite touching the cheekbone. The ghost does not know her own name. She stands over Benson’s bed, the right bell tinkling faintly, and then the left, and then the right again. This happens for four nights in a row, at 2:07 a.m. Benson starts sleeping with a crucifix and pungent ropes of garlic because she does not understand the difference between vampires and murdered teenagers. Not yet.