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Addicts and Basements (A Review)

By Gabino Iglesias Civil Coping Mechanisms 142 pages | $13.95 Robert Vaughan’s Addicts & Basements places the reader on shaky ground from the first page and relentlessly delivers short blasts of weird, dark, surprising, funny, and sad writing in order … Continue reading

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Best Worst Year: Episode 63 (Or, Stuck Between Stations)

By James Warner     There’s a crescent moon bruise running along your ribcage. A singular wilting violet tiger stripe spreading into a sickly shade of pale along your left side. It is the waffled impression of a security rail. … Continue reading

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Best Worst Year: Episode 62 (Or, What Are You Willing to Lose?)

By James Warner   Intervening on better judgement is risk. You and your armchair gambler’s heart have little use for statistics. You calculate by closing your eyes and taking a deep breath–like you’re trying to swallow whatever shadow doubt can … Continue reading

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