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ID
b194
Title
"A Girl Called Peter."
Genre
Story
Page Count
13
Word Count
3700
Publisher
Argosy
Atlantic Monthly
Penthouse
Publication Year
1951
Document Types
Full-text Online
Topics
Youth, Gender

A story of a "big ungainly girl," who at twenty-three has had "the final moments of girlhood... beaten out of her" and a young surveyor with hands "long-fingered and narrow, more like the hands of a girl." Noticing that "from the back there was nothing by which to tell that he was not a girl, compact and slim-hipped, and it was only when he stood beyond the dark water, grinning, ready to dive again, that the masculine shape of him was startlingly, beautifully revealed," she feels "even more all the hideous flapping ugliness of her muscular body." In Argosy (August 1951), Atlantic Monthly (September 1951), Colonel Julian and Other Stories (1951). Reprinted in Penthouse Magazine (April/May 1965).

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