Beginning our recent “No Vacancy” evening at Jimmy’s No. 43, a semester abroad is nearly ruined by one aggressive, sloppy, dim-witted, and perpetually horny housemate in Laura Forer’s story of her time in Spain.

Give a listen to Bard Hovenga reading “No Comprendo.”

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Switching it up, Bard Hovenga’s inaction results in an less-than-ideal roommate set-up, one made even more complicated by a he said/she said encounter that leaves the narrator trapped between the past and his future.

Here is Laura Forer reading Bard’s story “Rachel and Seth.”