November 2005, Vol. 4, Issue 111. Las Vegas Blvd. Hookers by Tenzin McGrupp
The Joker wanted me to teach him how to spot a hooker in Las Vegas and I gave him a quick tutorial. We identified the ladies as they walked right next to us... More
2. Dead of Night by Joe Speaker
I shade my night eyes toward the floor, groping with my left hand for the chair I know is there somewhere, cradling my pen and pad in my right. Sleep has eluded me again, pushed aside by the wall of thoughts stacking impenetrably in my head... More
3. To Be Determined by Human Head
The only two people he had ever been exposed to with that name came in the form of a television show about a retard named Bill, and his grandpa, who smelled like a mix of body odor and dirt... More
4. The Shit House by Al Cant Hang
I think I recently killed my new co-worker and friend. I'm not saying that I murdered him, but I think my actions led to his demise... More
5. Walk by Scuba Steve
After getting bleary-eyed on Buddha, nothing is better than a Marlboro and a Mountain Dew. Man, what I wouldn’t do for a Mountain Dew right now... More
6. Me, Bob and the Blonde by Tom Love
We walked a couple of more blocks, eyes bloodshot, eyelids puffy. In front of a pharmacy, we were approached by two cute British girls in miniskirts who started a flirting conversation with us... More
7. Gemini a poem by Jaxia Kiley
To pulverize a living, beating heart... More
What a Long Strange Trip It's Been...From the Editor's Laptop:
Thanks for returning back for another issue of my literary blogzine. This special November issue features a few returning writers and even two new ones. The poker bloggers are back. Joe Speaker, Al Cant Hang, and Humand Head are all contributors this month including a hilarious tale from Al Cant Hang. Jaxia Kiley joins us as our token poet. I forgot to include her in the original publication of this issue, and I apologize immensely for my incompetence! I erased her submission by accident. I hope that she can contribute her work on a monthly basis. Tom Love returns after a hiatus with another groovy story. ScubaSteve debuts with a short story and I hope to publish more of his work in the future. Oh, and I wrote something too. I share a most recent encounter with ladies of the night in Las Vegas.
Thanks to everyone who shared their bloodwork this month. I always say that the other contributing authors inspire me, because it's true. You guys write for free and if I could pay you, I would. Your time and effort is worth more money than I can ever afford to pay. My apologies again to Jaxia.
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Thanks again. I am grateful that you wasted your time with my site. Until next time.
"Every good painter paints what he is." - Jackson Pollock