The Living Hypnotic Death

“I swear to my mother, God, and every angel in the Baptist choir that I have died before. I have seen death. I have been death!” The old barfly stood…


Negasonic Teenage Warhead: A Review of Mixtape Hyperborea by Adem Luz Rienspects

Mixtape Hyperborea by Adem Luz Rienspects (Self-published, 2023) It’s 2007. Another school year. The air has a nice breeze to it. You and your boys…


Everything is Insane, Everyone is Mad: A Review of Incurable Graphomania by Anna Krivolapova

Incurable Graphomania by Anna Krivolapova (Apocalypse Confidential, 2023) Apocalypse Confidential, a magazine that bills itself as a pulp publication…


Dig Two Graves, Part 6

The hospital in San Diego wasn’t so bad. I got warm food twice a day, and some of the nurses were nice to look at. The only part I didn’t like was…


Dig Two Graves, Part 5

Tijuana greeted me with a hot hand. Entering the city at midday felt like walking into a furnace. Everywhere, for as far as I could see, were old…


Dig Two Graves, Part 4

Three years later. My wrestling career ended less than two months after The Creature from Los Alamos wrapped up in New Mexico. Mr. Fuller put me…


Dig Two Graves, Part 3

Mr. Art returned to the set on Friday afternoon. By that point, I was sick to death of Kolb. I was too sullen and riddled with worry to talk, so he…


Dig Two Graves, Part 2

“You’re one ugly bastard, but in a cute way.” It was fourth day of shooting, and Sharon Silverwood introduced herself to me. The beautiful blonde…


Dig Two Graves, Part 1

The three people responsible for the most colorful days of my life all had the same reaction when they first saw me. “You are one ugly bastard,” they…


Where Tread Demons, Where Follows Hunters: A Review of The Book Of by Frank Peak

The Book Of by Frank Peak (Apocalypse Confidential, 2023) Every American epoch has its own monster. The immediate afterglow of the atomic…