Stories

A Lass of Cinnabar – Candy Rhizomatic

“If cinnabar was sometimes red, sometimes red and sometimes black, sometimes heavy and sometimes light… I would never have the opportunity to associate – i.e. my imagination would never have the occasion to associate – the heavy cinnabar with the colour red […]”
-Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason

“But, sure,

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Columns

TRASHademiK – Will Bernardara Jr.

thanks to user zoPZ of the Pass the Popcorn forum[s]

 

The application of academic systems to “trash” [e.g., Z movies, dissonant or abrasive music, incoherent or feral attempts at literature, art by the mentally ill or inept + certain other indescribables] hasn’t been utilized to its disjunctive nadir; in the discourse we’re about to have here, we’ll aim for such lowness. However, our applicator is problematized by the regnant zeitgeist’s dernier cri for aggrandizing schlock + hologram sharks + all sorts of vision-impotence.

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Stories

Heaven on Earth (Wandering Thoughts) – plasticbagger

CVS pharmacy. heaven on earth? the phrase heaven on earth seems contradictory. as long as there’s an earth, there’s always going to be something wrong with it. either heaven isn’t all it’s cracked out to be. or it’s so good even a cheap imitation’s worth striving for. CVS is definitely not a heaven for workers. all save 2 which have been replaced by self checkout machines. with the constant news of how corporations are destroying our forests,

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Stories

Someone’s Blue – Joanna Rafael Goldberg

The man looked at his lover. If she could be the last thing he ever looked at, he could be a happy cadaver.

        Ought we get hitched? Spliced? He proposed.

        Don’t be blithe. I’ll be your fiancé. Your bride. Your wife, the woman obliged.

        After our vows we can die.

        Let’s share a plot at the nice cemetery.

        I promise to be your emergency contact with benefits.

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