Etcetera 9.

Oh, to be low on steroids.

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It is difficult to surprise a generation brought up on steroids and earthquakes.

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Steroids as a liquid, steroids as a solid. Steroids as an ointment and steroids as a cream.

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More steroids, more money, more everything.

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That little guy takes steroids?

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Eating steroids, breaking windows, climbing palm trees, winning medals.

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A prescription for steroids, no kidding?

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After the symphony we took steroids and swam to New Jersey.

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This group here — they take steroids and run around the Himalayas.

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A flower on steroids, also known as a tennis ball.

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Careful, there may be steroids in that shampoo.

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Steroids ain’t mustard, and vice-a-versa.

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There are rumors of a new steroid, discernable only in the dead.

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Here, take these steroids all at once and see you later.

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What’s that slugger thinking, putting steroids on his cleats?

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The cyclist charged across America on a diet of coffee, doughnuts, steroids, and water.

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No comment.

 

 

 

Written By

Joshua Baldwin is an editor at Eephus. He is the author of The Wilshire Sun, a novella. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, n+1, The Brooklyn Rail, Chicago Review, Prelude, and elsewhere. He lives in Los Angeles. Reach him at josh@eephusmag.com.

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