October 03, 2009

October 2009, Vol. 8, Issue 10

Welcome back to a new issue of Truckin'.

1. The Booth by Paul McGuire
A fidgety Larry had nowhere to blend in as only person sitting in a booth along the wall. The cops had to pass him on their way out and they'd know that he was fucked up. How could they not know... More

2. The Demon of Oscar Braathen's Tavern by Sigge S. Amdal
The baby wants attention and makes a horrible shrieking sound, making the hairs on my back stand up. That's exactly what you'd expect from a demon hovering above a deserted town. It's just doing what demons are supposed to be doing. But it freaks me out nevertheless... More

3. Just Lunch by Betty Underground
We're not strangers, though perhaps we should be; the span between the time when knew each other before and now, is vast. Back then, we didn't even know ourselves, and what we knew about each other was drawn with immature minds. When we first reconnected I'm sure we imagined what we thought the other had become... More

4. Danger Box by Curtis Krumel
In Mexico they have Montezuma's Revenge. In Iraq, the bane of the visitor is Saddam's Revenge. The source of the condition, like that of the Nile, is shrouded in mystery, but the effects are unmistakable.... More

5. Two Memories by Johnny Hughes
I was called in the middle of the night, when I was higher than a hawk's nest, and drunker than Cooter Brown. Joe explained the deal, and he and I both knew Jesse had a handful of warrants out, and unresolved entanglements with Texas laws... More

What a Long Strange Trip It's Been...

From the Editor's Laptop:

The October edition of Truckin' features the debut of Curtis Krumel with a story he went all the way to Iraq to retrieve. The rest of the roster is filled with familiar faces.... Sigge. Betty. Johnny. Do I even need to tell you their last names? My story this week? It's a genre called 'Tweaker Fiction'. Hope you enjoy it.

Truckin' needs your help with a bit of grass roots promotion. Tell your friends. The scribes here write for free and you'll be doing me a huge favor by helping get them well-deserved publicity.

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As always, I sincerely writers for sharing their bloodwork and taking a leap of faith with me.

And lastly, thanks to the readers for all of your support over the years.Print up an entire issue and leave it in the bathroom. You never know when you're in need of reading material.

Be good,

"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives." - John Lennon

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