Dorothy Bendel

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Dorothy Bendel's writing has appeared in The Threepenny Review, The Believer, Literary Hub, Catapult, The New York Times, and additional publications. Find her at dorothybendel.com or @DorothyBendel.

Stories

Cover Photo: illustration of a mother and son, both masked, walking through fog around pillars on a city street
Say “Bread and Butter” and Stick Together

If a pair, walking together, is forced to pass on opposite sides of some obstacle, they should say “bread and butter” or risk a permanent separation.

Feb 22, 2021
Cover Photo: Photograph by Scott Umstattd/Flickr
A Recipe for Survival

Your stomach hurts because all you’ve eaten this week is frozen yogurt—but it is a hurt you can bear more than hunger.

Oct 25, 2018
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Body Wash: Instructions on Surviving Homelessness

“If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water so hot it sheds all the layers of who you once were and reveals someone new.”

Oct 06, 2017