The Weather

Astro Guide: May 19-23

Taurus (21 April – 21 May) Life is full of choices, Taurus. You find yourself in the wilderness, the smell of campfire smoke lingering in the air. You search through your pockets, and find a map…

Ideas for Novels

Neigh-Neighs—Two horses stand side-by-side; stampin’, swattin’, snortin’ and descaling the social periodontal disease that is the dropped g. — Wemblay Reesup, Fugjut, AA

The Weather

Honest and Unbiased: Europe

Europe Right Near Russia and Africa, The World 5 Stars Finally, I got to go to Europe. I saved my pennies for all thirty-two years of my life. I added them up. I bought the plane…

Ideas for Novels

$24.99—A novel for under $25? Technically, yes. In New Hampshire and Oregon, anyway. — Sich. A Diehl, Sawbuck, LA

Ideas for Novels

Spotty Wire Services—The hard-driving tale of a hardworking, cross-eyed wire service operator named Spotty, who, try as he might, sometimes can’t get those damn eye—I mean, wires, uncrossed. — Rondette Savant, Clayton, NY

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Smile! The End is Near

“Smiling” was one of many facial expressions early humans used to communicate. In ancient civilizations, these yeti-like ape-men greeted each other by baring the calcified protrusions found inside of their mouths. Remember, this was before the…

Waterfronts

Beach Days: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

This piece is part of Waterfronts, a series of personal essays that engage with the waterways of New York and/or Los Angeles, presented in collaboration with Underwater New York. My last proper Los Angeles beach day was…

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A Father’s Promise

Dear son, I just wanted to let you know that I received your letter and I understand that you’re upset about my absence from your life for these past thirteen years. You feel that I abandoned…

Ideas for Novels

Work Hard / Play Hard—A hardworking professional cuts loose after a stressful week at a high-powered job not, as one might assume, with traditional modes of relaxation such as a pleasant cup of tea, some soothing…