FICTION

Latest Short Stories and Flash Fiction
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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,…

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Black Sun

Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, Africa Daily log: Tuesday, 12 July. Have not had time to write for nearly three weeks. Our sky went dark on Saturday, 25 June. After first sighting of airborne debris, our primary concern was the safety of the animals. Efforts have been made to protect the…

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A Good Christian Man

To be completely honest about it, I lied the first two times she caught me. “It had to be Shane,” was what I said the first time, shaking my head at the screen like I, too, was disgusted beyond belief. And, believe it or not, I was, in my own…

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My First Timeout

I first heard the word a week before the incident. I was six years old and they were sitting on a park bench. An older boy, who was so cool with his spiky hair, was talking to the girl, the prettiest I’d ever seen with her cotton candy blue eyes….

POETRY

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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…

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SAT Questions

Going up the Rangling Road I see an infestation of bamboo that threatens all the other vegetation. This is serious, my gardening friend tells me. A I suggest a herd of pandas: Set them loose at the top of the road near the nice duplexes that could house pandas. And…

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History of Stones

He gathers rocks, stones from mountain’s top, ocean low mined deep volcano’s core in captured fire, flame, held hot between his willing hands The cut of glaciers wisdomed slice, release pebbles from streams and rivers cold He hears them one by one Nepal to Monterey Skid Row Waikiki Carrying them,…

REVIEWS

Latest Film and Television Reviews
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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…

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Film Review:
Whiplash

“The two most harmful words in the English language are ‘good job’”. So says JK Simmons as Terence Fletcher, respected and feared music teacher at prestigious academy where Miles Teller’s Andrew attends school. This much is known: Fletcher is a physically and verbally abusive prick who is never going to…

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Dracula Untold

At first glance, Dracula Untold just looked like a slightly darker Van Helsing or 2010’s The Wolfman.  But don’t let that scare you because this film isn’t a festering pile of refuse.  Sure, it’s not exactly Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Nosferatu or Let The Right One In but it is still…

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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Movie Club:
The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods is easily one of the most well-made contemporary horror films. It may not be the scariest (Sinister and The Conjuring would have something to say about that) but it is most certainly one of the most complete. Directed by Drew Goddard and produced by Joss…

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Captain Canada’s Movie Rodeo

Twice now, the Drunk Monkeys film department has participated in what we call a Drunk Monkeys Movie Club event. It’s a fairly straightforward concept. The editorial department picks a movie, I write up a little carnival barker advertisement for it, and then we generate interest on social media. We’re going…

TELEVISION

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Little Mosque On The Prairie

Two of the twin benefits of the Streaming Age are finding shows you might not otherwise have seen, and finding shows geared at very niche audiences. Having grown up in the pre-Internet era and, in many ways, the pre-Cable era, I was always aware that there was more entertainment out…

Non-Fiction

Essays and Creative Non-Fiction
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She’ll Never Love You the Way You Love Her

You’re too deep into it now, and Brooklyn is imploding on the life you thought you wanted. I’m thinking “yes.” I’m thinking “no.” I’m thinking, “I don’t know. Maybe I don’t want to know. Maybe it’s ok to not know.” Maybe it’s just hormones or my terrible job or this…

LATEST POSTS

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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…

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Movie Club:
The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods is easily one of the most well-made contemporary horror films. It may not be the scariest (Sinister and The Conjuring would have something to say about that) but it is most certainly one of the most complete. Directed by Drew Goddard and produced by Joss…

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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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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,…

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Captain Canada’s Movie Rodeo

Twice now, the Drunk Monkeys film department has participated in what we call a Drunk Monkeys Movie Club event. It’s a fairly straightforward concept. The editorial department picks a movie, I write up a little carnival barker advertisement for it, and then we generate interest on social media. We’re going…