Savage Henry

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Max Howe, Contributor It’s late. the liquor store lights rest as the liquor store patrons writhe in alcoholic bliss. We haven’t eaten in three days thanks to a lack of marijuana somehow I find myself able to shit although it always comes out like water which I find to be disturbing since I can’t eat. She’s naked on my bed …

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Judging a book…

Who’s got time to read anymore? Sure, books are great and they make you look studious on your shelf, but really, who’s got time to read? Between updating your Facebook, Twittering that you accidentally put your shoes on the wrong feet and watching the latest viral video on on YouTube, who has time to read? Let me help you choose. …

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The Last Dispatch

John C. Osborn, Contributor “All circuits are busy,” the monotone male recording said. “Please try again later.” Sandra trembled as she redialed the number. She pressed the cell phone so hard against her ear, it left an imprint. The phone’s blue glow made her cream-colored, smooth-skinned face look oxygen-starved. Dial tone made connection. “9-1-1,” a female dispatcher said on the …

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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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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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