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Spider Veloce

Dad picked the perfect time to try to kill himself. He had always had a flair for that sort of thing. Dramatic exits, comedic timing. I had never…


“Falling Asleep to Horror Movies” and “Fitter Use for the Flock”

Falling Asleep to Horror Movies My vision of sugar plums, dangling on branches, purple as prose, severed by the butcher knife swung by the man in the…


Is This Not My Home?

Here is not my home. My mind burns with the impulse to leave, to flee as fast as I can to places unknown and alien. Places where human feet have…


“In Full Bloom,” “Let Me Slow Down,” “Until You Came,” and Other Poems

In Full Bloom there is music in my heart and quete in my head members in full bloom like the boughs of some edenic sapling erst earthquake-struck…


Life Without Consequences: Why Escapist Comedy Depresses Me (and You)

The first film review I reviewed was It: Chapter Two (2019) because I’d been let down by that film so profoundly. On reflection, I understand why:…


“On the Rocks,” “Roscoe’s and Beyond,” and “Downtown Brevard”

On the Rocks It’s a day you’ll never forget, And not in a good way, Something was really wrong, That much you knew, And you just asked, And then she…


Paranoia and Ennui: A Review of Under the Silver Lake

I would like to talk about Under the Silver Lake, the 2018 film whose release was slightly sabotaged by A24. It is a film that feels like it was…


I Slept with Emma

Conor gave the front door a cursory rap before he flung it open and headed into the living room, where his friend sat on the couch. “Hey.” He bent…


My Old Friend Paul is in Jail Now

Paul's house always had a rotating cast of perma-stoned, full-time gamers around 20, my age. They treated my best friend Liam and I at a distance, as…


The Engineers, Part 2

He’s started to get rashes from sitting in pissy blankets and I’m going to have to bite the bullet and buy him some of those not-diapers. I grab my…