Playboy Fiction: The Bogman

Margaret Atwood's short story, published in Playboy in 1991, is now online for the first time ever

Playboy Fiction

The Bog Man

Julie broke up with Connor in the middle of a swamp. Julie silently revises: not exactly in the middle, not knee-deep in rotting leaves and dubious brown water. More or less on the edge; sort of within striking distance. Well, in an inn, to be precise. Or not even an inn. A room in a pub. What was available.

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