Tales of Ordinary Madness - No Stockings Summary & Analysis

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No Stockings Summary

Barney and Bukowski both have sex with a woman and then Bukowski falls asleep. A few hours later, Dan visits Bukowski and asks him for a few poems for a reading, but ends up criticizing all of Bukowski's writing. Together, the two men visit Vera, a friend of Dan's. They drink, and Bukowski begins to come on to Vera. He kisses her and pulls up her skirt, but then stops to drink more scotch. She asks him if she is too fat, and he says that she is so beautiful that he could rape her for hours. She asks him to leave, and even gets a friend to ask him again, but he grows more and more agitated. Two police officers arrive and make Bukowski put his pants and shoes on. They lock him up in a cell where, he realizes, he is the only...

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