FICTION

Latest Short Stories and Flash Fiction

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Vote below to help select our story and poem of the month for October!   FICTION “Mudslides” by Nathan Graziano “Scribblers” by Lise M. Quintana “Black Sun” by Kirsten Imani Kasai “Like Any Other Day” by Katie MacBride “My First Timeout” by Andrew J. Stone   POETRY “Lady Sings the…

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Scribblers

“Lilit Abernathy…Lilit…that’s a really pretty name, but I just can’t put a face to it.” “She’s about this high,” Mrs. Abernathy said, holding her hand out flat at eye level. “She’s got sort of brown hair, brown eyes, light skin…” She sighed. “She probably sat near the back.” “Oh, Heung’s…

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Mudslides

Since my wife tossed me from my house in the middle of spine-stiffening New England winter and moved in her boyfriend Tommy—the owner of a bar from which I have been banned—I had been sleeping on Toby’s couch, which was beside a pellet stove that pumped raw, dry heat through…

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Like Any Other Day

You can no longer deny the fact that you are the kind of person who could do something like this. That’s not the biggest surprise, though you wish it were. The biggest surprise is how easily you did it. How easy it was to meet one stranger, one cute, accessible,…

POETRY

Vote for Our Story and Poem of the Month!

Vote below to help select our story and poem of the month for October!   FICTION “Mudslides” by Nathan Graziano “Scribblers” by Lise M. Quintana “Black Sun” by Kirsten Imani Kasai “Like Any Other Day” by Katie MacBride “My First Timeout” by Andrew J. Stone   POETRY “Lady Sings the…

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Kayetesi

When you arrive, kayetesi smiles and holds your hand and doesn’t complain about having to take the plates off the table or put away the food that’s been waiting—getting cold as you worked your way across the border, past an equatorial sunset. she says something to you in french and…

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Titsin Revelations

In a hot attic with black garbage bags taped over the windows and model hot wheels booming power cosmic are fantasies about kung fu practitioners on the path to the distant volcano. In fact, Sifu of the Iron Wire Set covers his heart like a unbarring bridge and has a…

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Bath Time Wishes

In her bubble bath tonight, I rubbed away her morning. Strawberry pink. Gentle fingers, ferns wiping away sweet summer sky. Her day painted long on freckled brown limbs, grass and dew and honey bees. She smelled of sweat, dusty earth, rubbed into creases warm. She opened like a monarch, revealing…

REVIEWS

Latest Film and Television Reviews
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Film Review:
John Wick

There’s a dark beauty twinkling from the muzzle flares of guns in John Wick, a tantalizing sense of the fantastical that entrances viewers in Keanu Reeves’ dance with Death in what can only be described as an action masterpiece. Brutal. Bloody. Colorful. It’s a return to form – a methodical,…

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Film Review:
Birdman

Birdman is moving poetry masquerading as a movie. There’s a gimmick, in that the movie appears to be done all in one take, which is always a fun high-wire act when you notice it happening in a film. It’s an optical illusion, though, as the movie does not even take…

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Film Review:
Fury

As someone who loves war movies to the point that I watched Black Hawk Down so often it caused screen burn on my old TV (don’t fall asleep when you own an LCD TV, kids!) I figured I was the perfect person to review Fury.  But it’s been a day…

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Film Review:
The Judge

Robert Downey Jr. wants to remind us he’s neither Iron Man nor Tony Stark in The Judge. He plays a quick-witted, fast-talking, big shot Chicago lawyer named Hank Palmer, who takes airplanes from Chicago (whose city limits touch Indiana) to some fictional town in Indiana called Carlinville, and he’s got…

Interviews

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Interview: Faye Daniels

In the world of plus-sized modeling, in terms of popularity, Faye Daniels is a consistent fan favorite, although she will be the first one to tell you that she’s not in fact a model. Although Daniels can be found in a variety of places, she is perhaps the most active…

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Interview: Ken Sagoes

Ken Sagoes is a Nightmare on Elm St fan favorite, and it’s easy to see why. After all, no one else got to drop a car on Freddy Krueger. Sagoes is primarily known for his role as Roland Kincaid in A Nightmare on Elm St 3: Dream Warriors, and A…

FILM

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Welcome to Hollywood

Dear Robin, I’m a Movie and Television Producer/Director based in Los Angeles. I recently read your book Three Days In New York City and wanted to discuss with you the possibilities of adapting it for Film or Television. Please contact me. Sincerely, Michael Spielberg  I read his email fifty times…

john wick

Film Review:
John Wick

There’s a dark beauty twinkling from the muzzle flares of guns in John Wick, a tantalizing sense of the fantastical that entrances viewers in Keanu Reeves’ dance with Death in what can only be described as an action masterpiece. Brutal. Bloody. Colorful. It’s a return to form – a methodical,…

TELEVISION

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End of an Empire:
The Verdict on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire

“This is America, ain’t it? Who the fuck’s stopping you?” “We all have to decide how much sin we can live with.” -Nucky Thompson “All you gotta worry about is when you run out of booze, and you run out of company, and the only person left to judge you…

Non-Fiction

Essays and Creative Non-Fiction
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Welcome to Hollywood

Dear Robin, I’m a Movie and Television Producer/Director based in Los Angeles. I recently read your book Three Days In New York City and wanted to discuss with you the possibilities of adapting it for Film or Television. Please contact me. Sincerely, Michael Spielberg  I read his email fifty times…

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Call for Submissions:
Essays and Creative Non-Fiction

We want to hear what you think! Drunk Monkeys is looking to expand its essays and articles section with pieces on pop culture, politics, and societal issues in general. Pieces can be written in a friendly, casual way or in a more academic way; different subjects ask for different tones….

LATEST POSTS

Vote for Our Story and Poem of the Month!

Vote below to help select our story and poem of the month for October!   FICTION “Mudslides” by Nathan Graziano “Scribblers” by Lise M. Quintana “Black Sun” by Kirsten Imani Kasai “Like Any Other Day” by Katie MacBride “My First Timeout” by Andrew J. Stone   POETRY “Lady Sings the…

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Scribblers

“Lilit Abernathy…Lilit…that’s a really pretty name, but I just can’t put a face to it.” “She’s about this high,” Mrs. Abernathy said, holding her hand out flat at eye level. “She’s got sort of brown hair, brown eyes, light skin…” She sighed. “She probably sat near the back.” “Oh, Heung’s…

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Mudslides

Since my wife tossed me from my house in the middle of spine-stiffening New England winter and moved in her boyfriend Tommy—the owner of a bar from which I have been banned—I had been sleeping on Toby’s couch, which was beside a pellet stove that pumped raw, dry heat through…

hollywood sign slider

Welcome to Hollywood

Dear Robin, I’m a Movie and Television Producer/Director based in Los Angeles. I recently read your book Three Days In New York City and wanted to discuss with you the possibilities of adapting it for Film or Television. Please contact me. Sincerely, Michael Spielberg  I read his email fifty times…

john wick

Film Review:
John Wick

There’s a dark beauty twinkling from the muzzle flares of guns in John Wick, a tantalizing sense of the fantastical that entrances viewers in Keanu Reeves’ dance with Death in what can only be described as an action masterpiece. Brutal. Bloody. Colorful. It’s a return to form – a methodical,…