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“After a 14-Hour Shift in the Cab,” “The Envelope with the Big Red Stamp,” “Making Sense is Old News,” and Other Poems

After a 14-Hour Shift in the Cab The fan hums at 5:31 p.m. and the humans are tired. The birds are cheered out and the flies fall like hollow…


Warning: Consuming Jealousy Burger May Increase Risk Of…

“Why put salt on your fruit?” “Salt makes it taste sweeter.” “Wouldn't sugar make it sweeter?” Samantha shrugs. “I guess it's all about contrast.”…


“American Poetry,” “Vinegar Pie,” “Delmonico’s on the Mississippi,” and “Earthworms Here”

American Poetry Masculine existentialism, i.e., men looking forlornly into the middle distance, not too far, not too close. Masculine, because…


Firefly Lane, Chapter 3: Killer Gene — Natasha, Part 1

It’s some sort of a space-time vortex or a wormhole. Call it what you want; I’m no expert. All I know is I’m here, while Lance Rey is no doubt…


“Poetry vs. Tech,” “The Equation on the Blackboard,” “Last Ride,” and Other Poems

Poetry vs. Tech I'm surrounded by technology--- the wonders of disinterring all four Beatles so they can play a concert in my living room or…


Liminal Spaces: A Review of The Goddess of Macau by Graeme Hall

The Goddess of Macau by Graeme Hall (Fly on the Wall Press, 2020) Macau is a liminal space in at least two senses. First, it is a former colony of…


Truth of Time

Look into the corners of forgotten places the meek await their turn, inheritance, the horizon moves closer recognize there are battles you have…


The Persecution

I feel the eggs rise in my throat. They seem less like food and more like tiny baby chicks that never got to be born. I know Miss McCaully says they…


The Pilgrim’s Digress Out Now: All Terror House Books and Merch on Sale for 75% Off Through January 1

Terror House Press is pleased to announce the release of its 16th book: The Pilgrim's Digress by T.J. Martinell, a "post-dystopian" novella warning…


Christmas Morning

Snowflakes twinkled in the morning light as Abby stared out the living room window. The house felt refreshingly peaceful with no one else awake. The…