- FICTION -
David Garvey breaks up the band in his short story "The St. Thomas Moore Band Break Up".
The sense of humor before his final moments. Damn impressive and more confident than myself when facing the guillotine. I took another sip from my highball.
“You missed it again! What’s going on man?” Brian asked as he casually strung the strings on my bass, his eyes demanding an authentic answer.
He was ugly. He had a giant tail, longer than any I'd ever seen on a squirrel before. His filthy little chest heaved in and out and his mouth was wide open. The strangest thing was his head. Since the latch was open I assumed he tumbled down the chimney, scraping his head as he fell. The hair on top of his head was missing and the skin was blotchy and red. He looked like Peter Boyle if he had been covered in fur.
A man's life falls apart after a visit from a particuarly vicious rodent in "The Squirrel" from John Teel.
In Scott Waldyn's short story a man meets an unlikely judge. Are we all connected in the food chain? Find out in"Following Orders".
Think. Think! What was the last thing that happened? His wife’s face sprung to mind again, her lips mouthing those Miranda Lambert lyrics. Her light blue eyes stood out against the deep green backdrop.
The man pushed himself up to his knees, clenching his teeth as every joint eschewed him. He had to have been lying here for hours. Did they go on some tour, and he just couldn’t remember it? Had he gotten lost somehow? Fallen off a trail?
The baby was lying, naked and blue by the window. Blue as if dead but somehow still alive, writhing and whimpering. Then slowly, it turned its head and stared straight into Maria's face.
A tale of old-world magic and myth from Trev Hill, "Lost Kittens at the Window".
Ever wondered what happens in Hell? Olin Wish explore's an eternity of window shopping in his flash fiction piece, "Hell is a Place Full of Window Shoppers".
The wife had been waiting with the stroller at the store entrance. She and the baby had died first. The kids followed shortly thereafter. Clean lines, harsh light, and eternity passed at a snail’s crawl in a warehouse for the damned without a dollar to spend or a house to fill with ugly furniture. Revolving, single file, through a mystical small intestine. If only they had decided to fly to Disney world instead of drive, he had thought on more than one occasion in those early days.
The crisis began June 21, five months and a day after the third Trump inauguration, his unprecedented extra presidential term the result of a constitutional revamp passed after the Congressional Blockade of 2024, when President Trump ordered the National Guard to chain the doors of the Capitol Building and refused to have any food or water shipped in until the amendment passed.
Even the cursed deserve to love, right? Find out in Heather Truett's short story "A Terrible Coincidence".
It was foggy the day my fourth lover died.
I was 25.
The sun had risen at 6:15. Anthony had risen at seven. My alarm wasn’t set, and I didn’t hear him go. I didn’t hear his heavy boots on the stairs or the shrill beeps as he punched in my security code.
I didn’t hear his car start.
An exclusive excerpt from our Writer of the Month William Lemon's novel-in-progress, The Soul is a Stowaway.
“I’d like to buy an Indulgence,” the man on the other end replied.
“Certainly,” I said, now typing. “What level of sin would you like to purchase?”
William Lemon begins his time as our Writer of the Month for March 2016 with an unsettling flash fiction piece, part of a series across several lit sites, "This Man".
Lise Quintana, our Writer of the Month for February 2016, leaves us with a story you'll never forget: the funny, disturbing, haunting "Fair".
“I think that what you have is an infestation of fairies.”
I waited for the smirk – for the “gotcha” that I was sure was coming, but she continued to stare at me with a serious expression.
- FILM REVIEWS -
Juese Cutler reviews Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room, a concise story with a taut rhythm.
Taras D. Butrej reviews the sequel nobody asked for, The Huntsman: Winter's War. "The good news for you is that I stayed awake the entire time. The bad news for me is that I stayed awake the entire time."
Gabriel Ricard ponders the wonder of the theater-going experience, Beetlejuice, and the fate of D.C. Comics on the big screen in the latest edition of Captain Canada's Movie Rodeo.
Reviews: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Zootopia (2016), 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), Heaven Can Wait (1978), Pee-Wee's Big Holiday (2016)
Taras D. Butrej reviews Zack Snyder's anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Your DC heroes are going to be murderers and scowlers and there will be nary a smile in sight.
Gabriel Ricard explores some of last year's biggest films in an Academy-approved edition of Captain Canada's Movie Rodeo.
Reviews: Anomalisa (2015), Deadpool (2016), Carol (2015), The Revenant (2015), Brooklyn (2015)
Scott Waldyn reviews Pee-wee's Big Holiday, John Lee's latest unapologetically chipper film starring Paul Reubens. Its name makes good on its promise to give us what we all need - a holiday.
Sean Woodard reviews Terrence Malick's latest, Knight of Cups: a film with grand intentions that lacks substance under the surface.
The first A+ of 2016 goes to Zootopia! Sean Woodard reviews the entertaining and thought-provoking animated feature.
London Has Fallen, starring Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart, gets the first F of the year. Taras D. Butrej managed to survive his showing and delivers the review.
Sean Woodard reviews John Hillcoat's Triple 9, which feels flat and lacking in substance.
- ELECTION 2016 -
With the election tearing both parties apart with partisan bickering, M.G. Poe takes a look at just how America became such a politically divided country, and what the future may hold.
Cable News punditry? Can it really be that hard? Donald McCarthy doesn't think it is, and he has the (non)credentials to give it a go!
No matter which candidate, from which party, becomes the next President of the United States, the continued dehumanization of Muslims across the world is likely to continue. Donald McCarthy on the history of, and the impact of, their negative language.
He's reignited the liberal base with his populist message, but just who is Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and is his socialist message too radical for America? M.G. Poe takes a look at the viral political sensation of the 2016 election.
Hey, kids! Celebrate the candidacy of the only True American™ in the 2016 Presidential race, Donald Trump, by building your own campaign speech, in the in-your-face, tell-it-like-it-is, insult-every-sensibility style of The Donald™ himself.
- POETRY -
- PODCAST -
Drunk Monkeys Radio kicks off with an interview with Bud Smith, author of the novels F 250 and Tollbooth!