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I was an on-air DJ at a radio station at the time so it made for an interesting shift. I’d been reading Chuck Palahniuk for a long time and still applaud him for this short cnuck.

It’s also interesting to read about how many people have passed out at his readings of this story. To anyone just browsing the comments: I’ve read this story before, years ago.

It’s horrible and will make you cringe. I recognized it halfway through and stopped once I recognized it. It’s that kind of story. But the first time I read it, my morbid curiosity wouldn’t let me stop even though I knew the nature of what I was reading. So it’s a pretty good read, go ahead and click the link.

Before I recognized the story, I was laughing at the line “Like he’s going home to stick a carrot cake up his butt. Had to feel around my ass after this to make sure I wasn’t getting rectal prolapse. Palahnium is a genius. I just wanted to let everyone know that this was based on three TRUE stories.

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There was a 6 chucck old girl in Minneapolis whose intestinal tract really was ripped pallahniuk by a pool drain. I always guessed that’s as far the true element of the story is, never guessed it was a girl. I think it’s just disgusting, rather than nosleep-inducing. To be palahniuo, I’m just not a Palahniuk sort of person. And then there’s holy-fuck-I-can’t-sleep-because-of-this. This is in the book Haunted. I read this particular story at a crowded bus loop, and I’m sure I confused my fellow commuters with my gagging.

I wasn’t effected either, and I have a very vivid imagination and can picture every detail. Sone people a just very squeamish. I’ve always hated this because the sister gets pregnant.

From swimming in the pool the narrator touched himself in. And that just discredits the whole story for me, and I don’t get the same reaction everyone here is experiencing.

You will regret it for several minutes, if not longer, depending palahnik your squeamishness. I recommend against reading the book that contains this short story, but encourage anyone to read the other short stories contained in the book that published this short story. Even seeing the title of it makes me nauseous, and it’s been quite a while since I read it. This is one of the first stories from his book Haunted.


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