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Heck [excerpt] – Tex Gresham

there’s a novel that no one reads and it starts with this thing about going grim in the mouth and wanting to knock people’s hats off or some shit like that. if it weren’t already in a book that’s how i’d start this except i wouldn’t say grim about the mouth and knocking people’s hats off. i’d say––

when i’m pissed and don’t want to be myself but instead someone i know so that i can beat the shit out of him i like to take to the sea.

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LEFTOVERS or (A TAPEWORM IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST) [excerpt] – J.A. Rodriguez

“The Mobb comes equipped for warfare, beware.”

-Mobb Depp

Shook Ones, Part II

 

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Everything’s different and everything’s the same. It’s tangible—palpable. Something tactile in the air like humidity. Something you feel weighted on your body but can’t see. Collin sits at his computer and writes. Kills time. The longer he’s immured in his house,

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Glasgow Grin – James Krendel-Clark

“glasgow grin: {jupiter vibration;;;;; x ray you see through my closed mouth my cold, naked teeth;;;; i push the rim of my glasses up my nose;;;;;; eyes? who said anything about eyes??!}” (by james krendel-clark, poetry for the end of time)  

“art was the language of the gods. the gods having disappeared, it became the language in which their disappearance was expressed, then the language in which this disappearance itself ceased to appear.

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Birthday – plasticbagger & Manuel Marrero

i got a scratch off on my desk from a few months ago. “halloweek jack sweepstakes, win up to $25,000!” its corners are starting to curl. while the crease down near the middle has become fuzzy with age. i actually won $3 off this thing but haven’t cashed out yet. there’s nothing $3 can buy right now that’s as valuable as that feeling of having a win on reserve. because the older i get the more i realize how worthy of a foe this world really is. 

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