J.K. Durick reviews Dale Wiley’s novel The Intern

The Intern: Chasing Murderers, Hookers, and Senators Across DC Wasn’t In The Job Description by Dale Wiley, published by Vesuvian Books, 2016. The Intern is an entertaining novel, a novel that employs all the elements and devices we associate with its genre, the conspiracy-thriller. Trent Norris, the first-person narrator, main character is, just as the […]

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Christopher Bernard’s novel Amor i Kaos: Beginning

This is  a novel that we’ll serialize each month until we reach the end. Amor i Kaos A novel By Christopher Bernard This novel is dedicated to the memory of the Spanish novelist Juan Goytisolo (1931−2017), whose example has given many the courage to follow the drive of imagination and desire wherever it leads, in […]

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Poetry and Photography from Kahlil Crawford

            * Mural capture via Woodlawn, Chicago, Illinois The Spiritual Home of American Wanderers hugs the Pacific Coast; Taking hold of you, for awhile, beyond His Majestic Glory.. As life wanders thru us, our environment returns a critical gaze. Reminding us that home is no destination.

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Essay from Christopher Bernard

The Present Emergency By Christopher Bernard On November 8, 2016, we witnessed a kind of political 9/11, a Brexit as nuclear bomb. It felt like being given a diagnosis of terminal cancer for our society, our civilization, our way of life, or witnessing the sack of Rome by Alaric. It isn’t the first time many […]

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Poetry from K.C. Fontaine

A Slow Suicide I. the pakistani painter’s studio a shrine to her lost self the finer things glossed resistance depressed days blunted nights II. the darkest corner of her dust-laden studio whisper brighter daysze.

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Kahlil Crawford interviews 48blocks.com founder Leland Ware

One of my early literary/skating influences was 48blocks.com founder Leland Ware. Leland was a bit more cosmopolitan than most of us; and you’d be hard-pressed to come across him doing anything unrelated to writing/skating in some way, shape or form. I reached out to him recently to see what’s up.. KC: Sup man, it’s been a minute […]

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Essay from Shannon Snyder

Mosaic Under an uncharacteristically clear London sky, I looked behind me as I rode across the playground on a pink scooter that was much too small for me. I was being chased by two three-year-olds, the make-believe cops in rapid pursuit of their robber. They shouted stop, stop! and I slowed down only enough to […]

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Short Fiction from Doug Hawley

PRODIGAL FATHER Duke’s Story – Part One – I was drinking Black Butte Porter at my favorite bar after a miserable day at work. I’m the actuary at an insurance company that is losing money and possibly having its rating lowered. I tried to tell the president that we need to raise rates, but the […]

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Prose from Kahlil Crawford

MENDOTA BLUFF ‘I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.’ -Redbone proverb In 2008, I was informally introduced to the business world in a Saint Paul, Minnesota café: As a creative Artist with an extensive not-for-profit background, I was found to be an asset to […]

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