The Squirrel Incident by Jenya Doudareva

A dead squirrel was laying in the middle of the sidewalk. Cause of death – unknown. Folks running around on their morning business in sombre palette suits, as per relevant dress codes, for the most part managed avoiding a collision. They weren’t always graceful but pushed one another occasionally, always with an automatic “Oh pardon… Read More The Squirrel Incident by Jenya Doudareva

More Pills, Please and other poems by Benjamin Blake

More Pills, Please I’ve got a song stuck in my head I’ve never heard And photographs of girls long gone Dancing behind these shuttered eyes Oh shit, I think it’s happening again Let’s see what the walls have to whisper tonight And now I’m paranoid Like a basket case Like a serial killer when the… Read More More Pills, Please and other poems by Benjamin Blake

Absolute Invention by Sheldon Lee Compton

In his third short story collection, Absolute Invention, Sheldon Lee Compton returns to the realms of imagination belonging to magical realism and fabulist fiction. This collection fires up the world of creative creation he first dealt with in his collection Where Alligators Sleep. You’ll encounter a town that beautifies amputation, ghost dinosaurs, dragons that live… Read More Absolute Invention by Sheldon Lee Compton

Please Don’t Argue With Me, Okay By Michael Lafontaine

“If Kerouac & Carver had a baby and Hemingway was the midwife” – Patrick Paul Henningham The characters in these stories live in rural towns and cities where alcohol and opioids are a necessary part of daily existence. Michael Lafontaine writes honestly about relationships and the struggles of everyday ordinary people. Please Don’t Argue With… Read More Please Don’t Argue With Me, Okay By Michael Lafontaine

Riding in the passenger seat while the driver is on crack by Michael Lafontaine

The poems in this first collection from Michael Lafontaine were mainly written in the author’s mid twenties when he travelled extensively through the United States & Canada detailing his travels in the form of poetry and prose like his heroes Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, Raymond Carver & Ernest Hemingway.     Michael Lafontaine was educated… Read More Riding in the passenger seat while the driver is on crack by Michael Lafontaine