Savage Henry

You might be a… failed writer

You might be a… You might be a failed writer if you name your kids Holden and Phoebe. You might be a failed writer if you can’t see your walls through all the rejection letters you’ve tacked up for “motivation.” You might be a failed writer if you own at least one copy of the “Writer’s Market.” You might be …

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Conversations

Excerpt from the novel by James Tressler “For better or worse, it is in conversation with others that we listen most to ourselves.”  — Anonymous Sugit left for the migrant camp in Ostrava this morning. When he left it was very early, and even though I was really awake I pretended to be asleep as he dressed and packed his …

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Savage Romance with Dr. Love #03

Hey Dr. Love, I’m a 21-year-old Humboldt State student. I’ve been dating my boyfriend for just more than nine months and not only am I in love, but I believe that I’ve found my soul mate. He is sweet, caring, kind and even my parents like him. However, he recently asked me to shave my beaver and I’ve been confused …

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Madame Specifica’s Monthly Predictions #3

 Aries March 20 – April 20 The hangover you will have later in the month will be of massive proportion. You will wake up in the back of your car, pull over on the highway on your way home, vomit on the shoulder and roll around in the freshly weed whacked grass until you can see again. Get up quick because …

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Untitled

Heather Malloy, Contributor When I hear the wooden door close. When darkness hits the light bulb, Even through a blindfold, and wheezing through your choke hold, I see that I’m in trouble. When you slide across my sweaty back Fastening handcuffs above my crack, Warm red prints from timely smacks. Each one harder than the last, I smile ‘cause we …

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Black Crow

Gabby Fellows, Contributor Black crow up in the sky always keeping an eye on our behavior Asking questions instead of engaging in dialogue discussions against the social norm why were we even born if we waste our time and talent Selling yourself short for a measly dollar wanting to holler and explode the system from the inside out Go ahead …

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Not Your Last

Gabby Fellows, Contributor Let’s escape to Alaska and hide from the past Live with me and let me feed you Nourish you Teach you to be a man so you can turn around and abuse me Trap me Place me inside a cage in the back of your mind As time rolls by and flies behind the scene Over crank …

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Letter to the editor #3 (b)

Hey jerks! I read what you said about Weott, We are sick and tired of “weotta” jokes. Next time you want to talk shit on Weott. Why not talk about the lack of any stores or services or possibly the fact that our town has no sidewalks or that the funny weott center sign, Oh i know how bout the …

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Letter to the editor #3 (a)

My name is Jacques Doushe. I think the music scene is dying because I am an aging prick and have a reputation for being a fucking hater so no one would want me to know about their music anyway. I am too much of a blind fucking retard to see that, so I will blame it on musicians and venues. …

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I once was a hero

Mike Durant, contributor In the fall of 1968, I was hero. Not really, but very close. It began at Cam Ranh Bay in South Vietnam and lasted for three days. I was getting out of the country and the Army. Until that first day at the Cam Ranh, I had managed for a year to keep all my body parts, and they …

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