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American History Z: A Review of Shot Caller

How does a man show ultimate loyalty to his family? Shot Caller explores this question through the lens of a middle-class man thrust into the extreme…


Nuance of Damage

I. Hope is faster than light, its speed beyond measure. It’s alive, today, but what about tomorrow? Easy come, easy… I need something to build up my…


Letters from a Heartbroken Pervert: Incest and Babysitters

Ever notice how much “step-whatever” porn there is? As with all porn, some of it is good, most of it is not, and all of it is suddenly ubiquitous,…


Inspiration: Tyson

Breathing heavily but with calm he throws one punch and the next, his eyes steady, not moving in and out, through his eyes to his soul you can see…


#LoveIsHate

“Hey, do you have time for a quick meeting today?” Ralph glanced at the innocuous-looking question in the subject line of the email that Tony, his…


“In an Obscure Park in Budapest,” “The Horde,” “Beside the Duna,” and Other Poems

In an Obscure Park in Budapest Into an obscure park in Budapest I go because the blackbirds called me. One called, rather. Another shuffles in the…


The Way of the Gang: A Review of American Animals

The heist film occupies an unusual place in the public’s mind. Usually a tale of rag-tag criminals who come together against a greater evil to rob…


An Ordinary Evening in My Hometown

Scene: the front porch of Claude and Stella Mabrey. Claude, his brother-in-law Jed, and his best friend Arney are sitting on the front porch on…


The Full Pack

“No. Stop. Put it back.” Harry pushed his cigarette back into the pack in the same action with which he’d drawn it out. “You said you were quitting,…


“Do Angels Smile,” “Death in a Metro Bar,” and “Daughter of the Night”

Do Angels Smile Do angels smile in the dark night as they watch over the sleeping child guarding, protecting until light? The infant, innocent, meek…