Doll Parts by John Wentworth Chapin

I knew Courtney Love was hot even before she finally brushed her hair and took a shower sometime after Kurt Cobain shot himself. One look at that mouth and you know she gives kickass head when she’s not passed out or saying stupid shit. Someone that talented should be a fucking superstar, but what’s so hot about Courtney is she’s so damaged. If I met her I’d be cool and sort of a dick to her and she’d eat it up, and we’d end up with her straddling me in my back seat, probably. And she’d be pissed off about it, too, because I’m a nobody and look how far she’s fallen. She’s always had one foot on a pedestal and the other in a gutter. Every Courtney episode is just so screwed up and it makes her all the hotter. It’s not like I’m fixated on 1994 Courtney or rehab Courtney or Golden Globes Courtney or whatever – I accept all of her. You know, I bet no one else does – not anyone who isn’t drawing a paycheck off her. She would hate me for being nothing and I would love her for being famous but nothing. I’m the one who could make her happy. I’d probably have to treat her like shit a little, but that’s okay, because I want to see what she does next, even if I’m already fucking her.


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8 responses to “Doll Parts by John Wentworth Chapin

  1. Really liked where you took this, John, and I don’t usually get into the mix of fiction and real life folks (tho of course, I understand that fiction is exactly this). Well done!

  2. guy

    Interesting territory. Even the real Courtney’s life is at least half myth.

    I enjoyed this character, too. To me he reads like a John Hinkley Jr. sort. Maybe a bit of Kurt in there, too.

  3. len kuntz

    you may not believe this, but i have “live through this” in my car stereo and was listening to “doll parts” on repeat just a couple hours ago.
    this was raw and stained, perfect.

  4. you pulled this one off, JWC! damn!

  5. Whoa! Your best yet!!!!!!!!!! Love this story, you just let it RIP and you got the voice down perfect, so perfect! His whole Courtney obsession: a mixture of naivete and insanite!
    So fresh! Can you tell I really like this story?

  6. Thanks for the plethora of exclamation points, Susan!

  7. Alexandra Pereira

    Wow, John! Great voice! What a character! Now, there’s someone who knows what “tainted” or “stained” (as len said) love is! Well done! :-)

  8. Pingback: Week #48 – Tainted love | 52|250 A Year of Flash

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