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The King is Dead, Long Live the Queen

The King is Dead, Long Live the Queen

Short Fiction
Richard Barr
I’d met her at a Bonnie Tyler Tribute Night and I’d given her my number on that night, too. But I didn’t remember doing that, giving her my number, not till she texted me out of the blue the next day.
And that was because, me not remembering I’d met this person, nor given her my number, that was because, I’d got that drunk on my G and Ts belting out all Ms Tyler’s hits, partaking in the Bonnie Tyler Tribute Night, that had a ten tonne elephant fallen through the ceiling during those overwrought proceedings, I wouldn’t have been able to recall it the next day, not one detail of it, were you to have ...
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Screamers

Screamers

Various
Marcel Prevaritura ...
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Möbius

Möbius

Poetry
R.M. Engelhardt
The
Absolute
The
Infinite
The
Unending
Moment
The
Essence
Of
Non-
Being
The
Void
A gratuitous
Nothing ...
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15760 Albion: A Science Fiction Extravaganza

15760 Albion: A Science Fiction Extravaganza

Live Action
Experimental/Surreal
Ricky D. Snyder
Anthropomorphic ape-man Kenneth Kong embarks on a trippy interdimensional rescue mission when his feline companion is kidnapped by a timeless entity known only as “Zee German”. The absurdist realm of 15760 Albion awaits! ...
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Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts

Short Fiction
Gary Grace
So Five Card is my favourite game to play. This is mainly because I don’t have the patience for hold’em. There’s too much waffling and waiting. The flop, the turn and the river makes me want to drown in one. That and it’s hard to stay sober when the games go all night. At least with my mates they do. I like Five Card because it’s easy to play even with just two people. It’s intimate. That’s how I got to know Sofia. See hands go really quickly and it’s all about reads and getting to know the other person’s tells, their habits. You can tell a lot about someone in a game of Five Card.
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Corporate Bias in the UK Media

Corporate Bias in the UK Media

Politics
Mark Tweedy
Since journalists overwhelmingly rely on the voices of elites, elites have a disproportionate influence on the media agenda, acting as the ‘primary definers’ who set the framework of interpretation against which all subsequent voices are forced to insert themselves. While voices on the right-wing of the political spectrum often claim that the media has an implicit left-wing agenda, it is corporations, not leftist academics, which enforce politically correct limits on speech. By contrast, ordinary people who appear in the news are constructed primarily as passive consumers, reacting to the agendas set by these elites. If the UK press had a left wing agenda, why would they not support Jeremy Corbyn? After all he embodies many left-wing ideas ...
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Three Poems

Three Poems

Poetry
Alisa Velaj
THE CHILD, THE CROWD AND THE PEACOCK
Etude 1
On the Carnival Day,
People walk through the city
In the company of a Peacock.
Beings of various kinds,
Their minds blissful,
Their faces cheerful
With Peacock Colours.
Etude 2
Stepping on the Peacock Tail,
The Child becomes a little Gypsy.
Drums and trinkets
Are His world.
Etude 3
Three Peacock Tails
Scattered on the wind.
The Child, the Crowd and the Peacock
Change into a single MAN ...
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Michael Potier – Two Paintings

Michael Potier – Two Paintings

Oils, Crayons, and Pastels
Michael Potier ...
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