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The Neon Owl – When The Shit Hits The Van by Chad Lutzke (A Well Read Beard Review)

Well Read Beard reviews Chad Lutzke’s ‘The Neon Owl – When The Shit Hits The Van. Chad’s work is fabulous and if you’ve not discovered the prose magic this guy offers with every book you might want to change that this year! Don’t forget to subscribe to The Beard! Unlike many other Arts & Entertainment

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Moving On by Benjamin Faro

When his sexless marriage ended in divorce, New Man started ​gathering up every last bit of himself that his body shed. Weekly, he scraped up the soap​y fuzz balls that collected in the shower drain. He swept up all the medium-length hairs that carpeted his apartment and signaled the onset of male-pattern baldness that ruined his grandfather. He

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The Bowl By Miki Lentin

Rob had five rules for a decent Saturday night out at south Dublin’s Dundrum Bowl, the scene of many tragedies. Win at pool, get digits, snog and get served. And importantly, you had to stay on his wavelength. These evenings were unpredictable, but they were an escape from drinking sherry from the bottle, while sitting

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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders

George Saunders, lauded for his short stories and winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Lincoln in the Bardo, has been a teacher on the Syracuse University MFA creative writing program since 1997. This book is based on one of his Syracuse courses on Russian literature. A Swim in a Pond includes seven classic

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Mint Condition By Tyler Koke

A paper cup spins slowly in the break room microwave. Maurice watches. The caffeine can’t come soon enough. His head hurts and his vision is blurry at the edges. Insomnia. The microwave dings and Maurice grabs his coffee. He takes his first sip and Sherrie trudges into the break room. “Morning,” she says.  “How’s Jenny?

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A Promised Land by Barack Obama (A Well Read Beard Review)

Our guest post from the YouTube sensation Well Read Beard, and today he looks at ‘A Promised Land’ by Barack Obama. Don’t forget to subscribe to Well Read Beard’s channel so you don’t miss his wonderful insights into the world of books! Unlike many other Arts & Entertainment Magazines, STORGY is not Arts Council funded or subsidised

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Ringmaster by Samantha Kelly

When the Company installed me, it was with a single utility function. The Circus is a place of joy. And as Ringmaster, it is up to me to facilitate that joy. System error Joy outside acceptable parameters Reloading Ringmaster model I held my top hat in one hand and fussed over my processing unit. There

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The Broken Heart By David Micklem

I don’t remember who first suggested it. I’d done some modelling when I finished school but that dried up pretty quickly. It was a Spanish brand and I never got to see the pictures, how I looked. Made a bit of cash, bought myself some wheels. Got a bit too big for my boots, Gary

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Wagon Buddy by Steve Stred

Check out our review of Wagon Buddy by Steve Stred below. Wagon Buddy is available here. Steve Stred Steve Stred writes dark, bleak horror fiction. Steve is the author of two novels, four novellas, two short story collections as well as two poetry/drabble collections. Steve has had works featured in 100 Word Zombie Bites, 100

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Frogs in a Pot By Meagan Lucas

“I need your eyes,” Ben said, scanning the road through the windshield. “You’re supposed to be the navigator and you’re not paying attention.” And then, under his breath, “like usual.” In fairness, she wasn’t. Amanda was watching a huge group of blackbirds alight from an electrical line, together, a living swirl of beaks and feathers,

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