FICTION

Latest Short Stories and Flash Fiction
Gas pump

Cake

I tapped the GPS incessantly but no map came up on the screen. Ray had warned me to get it fixed. “Hell, just buy a new one down at Costco,” he’d said. But somehow the task was always tumbling out of my priorities. My fuel gauge arrow was hovering just…

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The Melancholy of Darby James

She seemed pensive, and I loved that about her. Every sigh, toss of the hair, dip of the eyelids…. every movement was another facet of the melancholy mystique of Darby James. I saw her for the first time that day in detention, senior year. She had transferred from another school,…

POETRY

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Thieves of Muse

I hope my star does not shift from Earth and sight, into galaxies unbridled by God. And that my vision has hair and pulse, enough to reach the primal light, grow a new strength with each passing defeat. In hours of climbing the worn pillars of love, as death forces…

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The Angel of Exile

Everyone must be something Might take yourself by surprise There’s a motif to be filled, Fear only the courageous The possessed And the realized; The angels of exile Lovers to the road, These fortune tellers Pose as poets Feeding their egos lies To chose how their illusion Will be defined…

Interviews

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Interview: Scott Honea and Frank Mosley

On Tax Day, April 15th, Drunk Monkeys will host the world premiere of the short film Panhandle Jim, written and directed by Texas filmmaker Scott Honea. Honea’s previous work, Believe You Me, was featured at several film festivals and has received distribution through Hulu. For his follow-up production, Honea chose…

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Interview: Sarah Andersen

Wasting away my life on Tumblr means running into a lot of art. It can be someone’s fan art of their ideal relationship from their favorite show. It can also be something striving to make clear an insightful, unapologetic social perspective. Then again, it can be something that makes absolutely…

Book Clubs

Drunk Monkeys Book Club & Shakespeare Club

REVIEWS

Latest Film and Television Reviews
Transcendence
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Transcendence

I’ll give Transcendence this: the trailer made the movie look pretty good. Now that I have all the praise out of the way, let’s get into the rest. Transcendence is the directorial debut of Wally Pfister, Christopher Nolan’s long-serving Director of Photography.  It’s obvious that Mr. Pfister (hehe) knows his…

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Mad Men: Time Zones

Since the end of Season 6, we’ve seen a few glimpses of Don Draper, disembarking at an airport somewhere sunny, and a glimpse of Megan Draper, climbing out of a cab. While Megan’s draped in plenty of jewelry, her massive rock of a wedding ring is hidden from view. Unlike…

FILM

Oculus

Oculus

For some strange reason I kept forgetting that I was excited to see Oculus.  Over the last few months I’ve had friends and coworkers mention their anticipation over this film.  Each time it came up I had to remember what the hell they were talking about.  Then I was all…

TELEVISION

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Game of Thrones: Breaker of Chains

I’m not happy. The difference between the show and the novels aren’t many considering how hard it is to adapt Martin’s books into a television show and I’ve been completely fine with the changes the show has so far made. In general, I don’t mind adaptation changes because books and…

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A Tale of Two Sherlocks: Comparing Sherlock and Elementary

Sherlock Holmes has never been unfashionable. Like a good tuxedo, the classic detective has always been en vogue. Sure, it may seem like he’s recently come back into fashion but the truth is that wily and abrasive detective has never left the limelight of pop culture. It’s important to keep…

LATEST POSTS

Copyright HBO

Game of Thrones: Breaker of Chains

I’m not happy. The difference between the show and the novels aren’t many considering how hard it is to adapt Martin’s books into a television show and I’ve been completely fine with the changes the show has so far made. In general, I don’t mind adaptation changes because books and…

Transcendence

Transcendence

I’ll give Transcendence this: the trailer made the movie look pretty good. Now that I have all the praise out of the way, let’s get into the rest. Transcendence is the directorial debut of Wally Pfister, Christopher Nolan’s long-serving Director of Photography.  It’s obvious that Mr. Pfister (hehe) knows his…

Gas pump

Cake

I tapped the GPS incessantly but no map came up on the screen. Ray had warned me to get it fixed. “Hell, just buy a new one down at Costco,” he’d said. But somehow the task was always tumbling out of my priorities. My fuel gauge arrow was hovering just…

sherlock holmes slider

A Tale of Two Sherlocks: Comparing Sherlock and Elementary

Sherlock Holmes has never been unfashionable. Like a good tuxedo, the classic detective has always been en vogue. Sure, it may seem like he’s recently come back into fashion but the truth is that wily and abrasive detective has never left the limelight of pop culture. It’s important to keep…

stars

Thieves of Muse

I hope my star does not shift from Earth and sight, into galaxies unbridled by God. And that my vision has hair and pulse, enough to reach the primal light, grow a new strength with each passing defeat. In hours of climbing the worn pillars of love, as death forces…

angel

The Angel of Exile

Everyone must be something Might take yourself by surprise There’s a motif to be filled, Fear only the courageous The possessed And the realized; The angels of exile Lovers to the road, These fortune tellers Pose as poets Feeding their egos lies To chose how their illusion Will be defined…

mad men premiere slider

Mad Men: Time Zones

Since the end of Season 6, we’ve seen a few glimpses of Don Draper, disembarking at an airport somewhere sunny, and a glimpse of Megan Draper, climbing out of a cab. While Megan’s draped in plenty of jewelry, her massive rock of a wedding ring is hidden from view. Unlike…