Stories

Post-Mortalism in Dale Caps – Peter Tyree Morrison Colwell

It’s the second-person thoughts, talking to you, talking in you, talking you into death with economics. A cost-benefit analysis of your life vs. your death. Leave something behind, more than your life gives. Save what could’ve been, your unknowns, before they’re gone. That old man has more of a future than you do. And he’s dying in a lawn chair.
We sat outside in foldout lawn chairs, drinking Buds,

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Stories

921 – Tanya Visceglia

“921” marks the date of the second-largest earthquake in Taiwan’s recorded history. On September 21st, 1999, at 1:47 a.m., an earthquake struck near Nantou, in central Taiwan. Within seconds, a series of 7.3 tremors released the equivalent of 40 atomic bombs of energy, which radiated out to every corner of the island. The writer Man-chuan Chang described her experience at the first jolt: “The shuddering building made shrieking sounds as if it were ready to collapse at any moment.

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Art

milk & eggs – Courtenay S. Gray

oh, the hushed hemorrhaging of you.
we must do away with old fashioned
values. they call us lecherous and that
may be true, but they are the liars. sex
is dirty, raw, and full of masochistic
tenderness. is violence not symbiotic
with love? when we love we free
ourselves from ordinary existence.
we bathe in the opulent rose water of
the fluids that pass through our veins.

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Stories

And what if Lolita had a Pen? – Marika Engelhardt

And what if Lolita had a pen? What if she had brushed aside her pigtails, put down her lollipop, and felt its power in her hand. Oh, of course, she’d felt power in her hand before. It was thrust into her palm one day, the same way royalty is thrust upon you. It’s violence, cloaked in advantage. Confused? So was she. Was she a princess? Was she a whore? Which one of them holds more power,

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