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The Lift

The Lift

Short Fiction
Peter Tammer
…so here we are stuck in the lift. It’s been quite a while. You know what it’s like when you get up and get dressed and come to town, on a day that you know you would definitely prefer not to come to town, when you would certainly rather stay at home, but you came to ...
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Gimmickry

Gimmickry

Poetry
Patricia Walsh
Vomiting against the wind, hungover sacrosanct,
presenting itself through a badge of honour,
traipsing through the streets, a homely sight,
more surprises championed against growing up
sympathised through another disposition.
This goodly act, slighting for better entertainment,
what happens upstairs stays there, coffee aside,
working through swathes of imperfect manuscripts,
more worse then the other, never fathoming ...
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The Brexit Humiliation

The Brexit Humiliation

Politics
Zack Breslin
With the UK about to vote in elections for the European parliament, it is fair to say its politics have become increasingly strange. The country is stuck in a weird pre-Brexit twilight zone, with its ruling class too proud to admit that the Brexit project is on the verge of failure but not quite stupid enough to ...
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Dumpster RabbittZ – Part Three

Dumpster RabbittZ – Part Three

Serial Fiction
Bryan Higby and Ricky D. Snyder
Chapter Three
Bernie Falchuk was fast asleep behind his desk at the CarLowDen Animal Control Department when he received the call about the possible 10-91L, animal attack, at the abandoned CarLowDen Golf Course. He had been sleeping off a two-day drunk. Bernie was only one of three full time employees at the ...
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Unfuck Me

Unfuck Me

Poetry
Lourdes Vega
I was found hospice. Force fed opiate and emptied of emotion
I coaxed catatonia, seducing it with my innate vulnerability.
I called the easiest escapade and he answered.
Man deserving nothing less than a bullet between the eyes, but somehow managing much more.
Lest our heads be dipped in sky, our hearts were on fire and bodies entwined.
...
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