''Ladies and Gentlemen: I give you the Kissing Booth Girl! Lips that beguile. Oh, I promise, the nearest thing to nuzzling an angel can be yours - today - for a shiny round seated liberty I know you carry in your very pockets as I speak.'' But to mechanically-inclined Beni, is the ethereal girl who fell from the sky a wish come true, or false hope for life beyond the confines of the odd carnival called home.
Her story - as well as tales of an order of deep-sea diving nuns caring for a sunken chapel, and a high school boy asked to prom, by the only dead kid he's ever met - can be found in A.C. Wise's newest collection of the fantastical, the weird, the queer, and the poignant.