With a broken-down oven, in a hotel kitchen, on an uninhabited island
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Kirk Nesset is the author of Mr. Agreeable (Mammoth Press), a book of short stories, and a nonfiction book, The Stories of Raymond Carver (Ohio University Press). He is associate professor of English and creative writing at Allegheny College and also hosts a weekly gothic-rock radio show on WARC-FM called Black Planet — music for the depressed, dispossessed, undernourished, and unforgiven. He lives in Meadville, Pennsylvania.
The story goes roughly like this: Girl meets boy in chat room, agrees to meet downtown for coffee. And does, and after three minutes of coffee can see it’s not good.