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The Debasement of Igor Prostakovich, Part 2

VII. He never saw that play and apparently, it received plenty of recognition. The artist called for the common man to rise up against oppression,…


Terror House Radio, Episode #76: Don’t You Dare (with Josh Denny)

On this episode of Terror House Radio, Matt Forney and Bryden Proctor welcome Josh Denny to the show to discuss literature, philosophy, film, music,…


Harvest in Haran

As Rachel walked up, Jacob asked himself, “I wonder what’s longer; her hair or her legs?” She was his cousin, yes, but a knockout is a knockout. A…


“A Moment in the Night,” “Scenting the Other,” and “Alone”

A Moment in the Night Then the night comes in and I embrace it, unseen, unaccountable, the dark air standing about me and all that is mine like an…


Arts Appreciation

Of course, I live alone. It was not easy coming back to an empty apartment. I mean, I wasn’t totally on my own, not completely as an old maid; I was…


“Summer Rebirth,” “Floorboard Truth,” “Poem to End All Human Suffering,” and Other Poems

summer rebirth deconstructing walls built by cold years, my hands are no longer brittle, my blood has begun to warm; it all now comes so easily…


Three Windows

There had been a brief introduction. The girl said she was 18 (they always were) and had traveled from West Virginia to L.A. in the hopes of becoming…


“Possibilities,” “Denouement,” “Rainfall,” and Other Poems

Possibilities Yes it’s the moon or the memory of the moon or the memory of a neon sign or the memory of dialing a number you shouldn’t be dialing…


Gross-Breesen, Part 2

INT. OFFICE-DAY Bondy is seated in an office. On the wall behind a desk is a sign: GERMAN ZIONIST COMMITTEE. Bondy is in an increasingly heated…


Moonless

On a dark moonless night, a short, voluptuous teen unseasonably dressed in short shorts and a bulging industrial-strength halter was followed by a…