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Teresa S. Mathes

Teresa S. Mathes lives with her husband and two children in a suburb of Chicago, where she teaches creative writing and is an associate editor of the poetry journal RHINO. Her stories have appeared in the Greensboro Review, Short Fiction by Women, and the South Dakota Review.

— From July 1998

Naked Before Strangers

My first strip jobs were down in Chicago, secretarial pools and bachelorette parties where the girls squealed and ran their hands along my abs and up over my pecs. My old man would shit one of his very own bricks if he ever found out what I do.

July 1998
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