“Misty Sledge had no soul. At least that’s what the annual employee assessment forms said. She knifed into a job site, slaughtered the weak, and left the business reeling, but undoubtedly stronger.” Flash Hybrid Noir from contest runner-up Jeremy Zucker.
“I found her in the makeshift bar beside the only window. Looking out, drawing deep on a Gauloise. ‘Smoking Kills’ read the pack. Her brand.” Flash Hybrid Noir from contest runner-up James Sumner.
“I want to soar tonight to the rim of a cauldron / of melting mountain—then plunge like an osprey” A new poem by Jerry McGinley.
This Friday night, 7 PM, Mr. David James Keaton will be here live and in one piece as a benefit for Second Story. I believe you recall Mr. Keaton. Published in more than 50 places, the kind of haunts a coupla mugs like us might enjoy. Places like PANK, Thuglit, Noir at the Bar II, and Plots With Guns. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Flywheel Magazine. Guy’s got a rap sheet a mile long.
“If Manny’s going to defy the odds and pull of one of the most unlikely scenarios for this fight—a clean KO of Floyd Mayweather—it’s going to take a special performance. The stars must align.” Nick Honeywell speaks on the upcoming Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao bout.
“There is the occasional head, / which can be messy / because no one ever bothers /
to box them up properly.” Two poems by Joe Mills.