In the slushpile of press releases in my inbox this morning, I got a strangely charming email from an Egyptian publicist. He opened with “It’s a delight to discover your ticklish work.” I don’t know if he used “ticklish” because English isn’t his first language, but I’ll take it. Yes, everything I’ve written is intended to be ticklish. No other adjective sums it up as well. If I ever publish an anthology, the subtitle will be “The Ticklish Work of Eric Spitznagel.”