Movie Review: Filth

By Chris Bunton “Filth” is a movie based upon a novel written by Irvine Welsh. It tells the story of a police detective striving for a promotion, while he is suffering a mental break down after the loss of his family. It is a dark comedy, and details his exploits into booze, drugs, sex, andContinue reading “Movie Review: Filth”

Eye Films

By Keith ‘Doc’ Raymond There is an urban legend that downloading the last vision on a person’s retina will provide the face of the killer; this is patently false. The rods and cones sputter out, capturing instead the film that comes over the dying eye in decline. It obscures any image. I have tested thisContinue reading “Eye Films”

The Canary, The Shadow and The Knife

By Gratia Serpento My steps echo down the slippery stairway, tapping the growing moss and mold. I need to come back down and clean, get on my hands and knees and scrub the wood with soap and water, but I hate coming down here. I hate it. Terrible conditions but I won’t make it betterContinue reading “The Canary, The Shadow and The Knife”

Barber Billy Bob, Dixie Butcher

By Russell Guenther William Robert Dixon was as professional a barber as ever lived, though he was perceived around town as a rubish country bumpkin, who was referred to as “Barber Billy Bob” behind his back. He had moved from his native Tennessee to upstate New York, setting up his own shop. He built upContinue reading “Barber Billy Bob, Dixie Butcher”

Crash and Dash

By David Larson Chapter One They had always been lucky, but it was dumb luck, the optimal word being dumb. Bobby and Jimmy Janes fancied themselves as brilliant criminals. They called themselves the Janes Brothers Gang. They didn’t even realize that two didn’t constitute a gang. The brothers looked like tweakers, skinny, dirty, with badContinue reading “Crash and Dash”

Eating Long Swine

By Chris Bunton The video turns on and we see a man standing in a kitchen. He has long black hair tied in a pony tail, and a scraggly beard. The kitchen looks as unclean as he does. “Hey everybody!” The man says to the camera, as he leans forward and places his hands onContinue reading “Eating Long Swine”

Teddy Bear

By Stuart Stromin Even when I was a cop, I was a criminal.  It’s not what you think, I wasn’t on the take.  I wasn’t corrupt in that systemic way, when there’s a brown envelope on the desk every Friday, in exchange for someone to look the other way.  That sort of thing probably wentContinue reading “Teddy Bear”

Spit for Luck

By Matthew Senn “If it’s so goddamn cold in here, how come I’m sweatin’ my ass off?” The three other men who stood with Rhys ‘Luck’ Cain in the small abandoned homestead, all gave him their fair share of looks as they watched him stand next to the small wood stove wearing a buffalo coat,Continue reading “Spit for Luck”

The Less you have, The More it Hurts to Lose it.

By Andy Betz Two Socks Mismatched No longer paired with their mates Two Socks Alone Singular purpose to keep that close-by warm Two Socks Attracted by static Kept attracted by a greater force Two Socks Needing a mate to be complete No longer needing an identical mate Two Old Socks Now together One New PairContinue reading “The Less you have, The More it Hurts to Lose it.”

Poison Marsh Summer

By Mark Benedict When your parents first pitch you on their idea to steal a laundry basket full ofcash, you know you should skate. Not that you’re above petty crimes. Heck no. In fact, petty crimes are kind of your thing. But it’s a dark, do-nothing chapter in your life, not to mention that theseContinue reading “Poison Marsh Summer”