Centina Pentina
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Centina Pentina

The Pursuit of Pain

She knew what he needed

Photo by soheyl dehghani on Unsplash

When the whips, handcuffs, and paddle no longer elicited cries or screams, she recounted the stories he had told her about his childhood.

I enjoy writing one-sentence stories. They’re challenging and fun. The mission is always the same: to capture somebody’s life in the space between the first letter and period.

My short stories have a new home on Substack. I’d be delighted if you hopped over and took a look. You can also subscribe to my free fiction newsletter, in which I publish a new story every week.




“‘Great things come in small packages,’ they say. But I’ve noticed small things also come in small packages.” —J.A. Taylor

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Bill Adler

Bill Adler

An American writer in Japan, editor of The Binge-Watching Cure books, author of the bestselling book, Outwitting Squirrels. Occasional pilot, 24/7 cat owner.

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