Torts

I was on my way to my first class for the semester feeling bad about my life. I left America to be an academic, and technically that’s what I am. But…


The Man in the Murk

Ethan clutched a liquor bottle and skulked by the bedroom door. He watched his wife Annie O. squeeze into a red dress that hugged her curves and…


Ted

Every Saturday morning, Ted would stretch, fart and yawn. And stare at the ceiling. And stare. Until, at an undefined, unmeasurable moment, he would…


Dødningeknip, Part 1

Night 1: Wednesday Kai stops. Kai stares long and hard from his porch. There is a man, a white man, standing under a streetlight staring at his…


Pill Press

Cooper Whitmore, aging clubber and hardcore raver of just over a decade, lay on his bed shivering, jaw aching and teeth chattering with the worst…


Static Sequent

[E]very move was anticipated, tracked, bought, and sold before it had even happened. --- Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism Hyde was staring away from…


Panic

bad day 106 out of the 200 since january 1st. i know because like an idiot, i track it. three short breaths and i cannot catch any air. am i even…


A Leak

The patter that followed my every step as I rapidly paced through rain-painted cement held a consistent rhythm that enlaced my entire focus. Like…


30 Birds: “Velvet” by the Bloody Eyes

Chapter 1: Velvet Distraught. He was while sitting in the lonely cubicle. Well, at first distraught, but that soon changed. Stalling in the…


Terry’s Weekend

January 2022. Control of all arms of government now consolidated, hothead celebrity manoeuvres power levers of international domestic civic…