The Romance of the Battered Underwood by K A Laity

Oddly enough it’s come to my attention that Mark E. Smith’s old typewriter is going to be auctioned off. What Fall fan could resist the allure of that relic? You don’t have to be a ‘look-back bore’ to see the appeal of owning a bit of that remarkable history. If you can’t be a genius,…

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EBooks for 99c/99p from Close To The Bone

Indie publisher CLOSE TO THE BONE has made a handfull of their eBooks available for ONLY 99c/99p. These include: Bloody Sheets by Andy Rausch Small Time Crimes by Paul D. Brazill Boneyard Dogs by Tom Leins A Time For Violence: Stories With An Edge The Blood Red Experiment Her Name Is Mercie by Chris Roy

London by Eoghan Lyng

London. It`s a city of dreams. Whether those dreams are those of luxury or poverty depend on your circumstance. Patrick certainly thought dreams were meant for waking up from, not looking forward to. Patrick lived in a hollow flat situated at the end of the Clapham Junction Railway Station, in a sodomised world of contempt….

What, If Anything? by Ian Lewis Copestick

The further I head Down this one way road Going past middle age To the end of the line. The more I find myself Thinking of death and What, if anything, waits For us there. I always Thought that there was Nothing, but the older I get, I wonder if I was Wrong. It’s not…

Matt Phillips’ Countdown by Jack Bantry

I’ve been a big fan of Matt Phillips since I first read THREE KINDS OF FOOL and his novella, BAD LUCK CITY. I’d go as far as saying they’re two of the best noir books I’ve read in recent years, and COUNTDOWN is right up there. Cannabis sales have been decriminalised in California, but it’s…

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER: PAUL D. BRAZILL

TELEVISION Happy Happiness Happy Valley   BOOKS Happy Birthday, Wanda June – Kurt Vonnegut The Happy Prince – Oscar Wilde A Happy Death- Albert Camus   FILMS The Happiest Days Of Your Life Happiness Happiness   MUSIC Happiness Is A Butterfly – Lana Del Rey Everybody’s Happy Nowadays – Buzzcocks The Happy Man – Thomas…

Positive Role Model by Robert Ragan

Larry Daniels was smooth, taking long drives from North Carolina to wherever the best prices were. Doctor’s weren’t prescribing pills the way they once were…so most of the heads were turning to heroin. With nothing but some kush, the re-up money, and a loaded 38 revolver…Larry crossed state lines thinking of everything that could go…

Two Small Sex Poems from The Meadow by Kristin Garth

small town   it gets around in smaller towns who holds you down, where you’ve been found, how deep they’ve been, the multiple men, strangleholds requisite to cum upon a blacked out beach aquarium you’re baptized in much too young.   sex object   if i am nude you would see the scar, tear drop,…

Two Poems from Ian Lewis Copestick

The Ghost Of Chris Passed As I wander the Streets at night I see a young couple Moving into a flat That a mate of mine Lived in, before he Died of cancer. I wonder as I wander If the flat picked up Frequencies from my Friend, or us, his friends As we partied there….