Opposite of Succubus?
The Asian girl was a graphic designer. I stole her ideas when I could. She said she gave them to me. She had a thing about gifts. You couldn’t take anything from her. That was what frustrated me the most; she made everything I stole seem like a favor. I came back to her because I wanted her to see her delusion, but then because I liked the delusion—it suited me. She thought it suited me that she was Asian; she didn’t know I had an Asian girl at home. I lied to her about everything, to see how much I could get. She must know, I told myself, the telling a favor to us both.
Matthew Salesses was born in Korea. He is the author of The Last Repatriate (Nouvella Books, forthcoming) and two chapbooks. His fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, Witness, American Short Fiction, and others. He is the Fiction Editor for the Good Men Project Magazine. Other pieces in this series are forthcoming in The Literarian, The Lifted Brow, and nthWord.