Luminous Lollies by Kristin Garth

Luminous Lollies   Luminous Lollies For Eating In Bed At Night is an unexplored factory room, only an elevator button title in the book. In Golden Ticket,, we go inside:   The button ten rows up, third from the right is labeled Luminous Lollies For Eat- ing In Bed At Night.  You ask if you…

Do You Believe in Magic by JUDGE SANTIAGO BURDON

Do You Believe in Magic A Psychic was considering to rent the store front next to the bar I owned. She asked my opinion as a business owner about foot traffic and specifically if I thought it was a good idea and if she would be successful. She wasn’t sure if it would be a…

You Don’t Complain by Ian Lewis Copestick

You Don’t Complain                 For C.E.B. One thing I’ve  learned is that you don’t complain. You’ll never win, so you don’t complain. They were going to charge me with assaulting an officer. Yeah, I hit his elbow, real hard with my nose. But whatever you do, you don’t…

John Wisniewski interviews A J Devlin

Q: When did you begin writing, A.J.? A: Oh geez, I mean, I guess I began writing very young. In elementary school my best friend and I were in Grade 3 or 4 and in an enrichment program. It was lots of fun and we did a lot of creative projects. I remember we had…

Cut From A Different Cloth by Robert Ragan

Cut From A Different Cloth An alarm clock goes off. Outside, what little dark there is left waits for the sun to show up. Fuck my life, having to get up and go to work. It would be okay, but I always do something wrong giving the people I work with a reason to bitch…

The Road – A Landmark Novel by Mark McConville

The Road – A Landmark Novel. When you think of masters of American literature, Cormac McCarthy pops up as a true contender. Within his works, stories bloom and portray struggle in the wilderness, the American outback where greed escalates and where cowboys try to survive life-threatening onslaughts. His books aren’t for the fainthearted either, they’re works of fearless fiction…

The 2020 Red Hot Lockdown by Ian Lewis Copestick

The 2020 Red Hot Lockdown Well, it’s now official, this is the hottest spring there’s ever been. Yes it’s been quite special, a red hot lockdown, the first we’ve seen. Also, hopefully the last, although no one knows just yet. I hope this virus will be part of the past, something we’ll sooner or later…

Vortex Of Disrepair by Mark McConville

Vortex Of Disrepair. You told me the drugs don’t work when I wiped the sweat from your forehead. All over this untidy room are pills and empty bottles which contained cheap wine, the wine that rots your insides. On the bedside cabinet lies medicine bottles, those orange ones they have in movies, those capsules holding your…

Classic Noir: Two by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding K. A. Laity

People have been talking about Bookshop as an alternative to the ‘zon so I hopped over to set up my profile there and see what they have. Disappointingly, they have a very patchy collection. Ironically, as they sell themselves as a booster of independent bookstores, you’ll mostly find volumes from the not-so-indie presses. I tried to add…