FICTION: Sanding by Chris Simpson

Michael couldn’t stop drinking.  His wife Ruth had. “Hey,” he prodded Ruth.  He sniffed and rubbed his head.  Ruth remained still. He went to the toilet.  After flushing on his way to the kitchen, he passed the large framed picture of Walthamstow dog track that he’d taken with him from rented flat -to- rented flat,

Continue reading

FILM REVIEW: The Shallows

The Shallows…lacks bite. Surfing alone on a paradisiacal beach that you don’t know the name of and no one knows you’re there. What could wrong? Well…with a plot seemingly written on tracing paper, ‘The Shallows,’ could be forgiven for being a shark fable, where the only task is: “Don’t get eaten!” Since Jaws first graced

Continue reading

ART: Amie Dearlove – Drawlloween Day 10 & 11

STORGY illustrator Amie Dearlove will also be embarking on  the 2016 Drawlloween challenge! Check out her illustrations below! Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 London based tooth fairy and monster enthusiast Amie Dearlove, works in a sweet shop by

Continue reading

FICTION: At the Diner by Tom Minder

Sam and Lana leave their Prius on this ninety-nine degree day and half run to the entrance. On opening the metal and glass door, they are hit with a blast of arctic air that removes the sweat from their brows. The Five Star Diner: Mecca to hungry Jersey folk seeking a cheap but filling meal.

Continue reading

FILM REVIEW: 31

Something Wicked This Way Comes…but gets diverted through mediocre town.   Rob Zombie’s directorial efforts are a mixed bag; when ‘House of 1,000 corpses,’ splattered its way into movie theatres, people knew that he was able to smear blood and gratuitous violence across the screen like an overzealous and deranged squeegee worker, but after six

Continue reading

ART: HarlotVonCharlotte – Drawlloween Day 5 & 6

STORGY illustrator HarlotVonCharllotte is embarking on a creative challenge – Drawlloween – 31 days of daunting drawings to celebrate Halloween! Check out HarlotVonCharlotte’s illustrations below! Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 HarlotVonCharlotte is an artist living and working in London – she graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2009 with a

Continue reading

FICTION: Old Smoke and Spilt Whisky by Kirstie Turner

The air was hazy. It had a sticky, good-time feel to it. Girls wearing high heels and short skirts danced with too-old men and flirtatious laughter harmonized the salty tone of the music. Red velvet lined the tables, infused with the stains of old smoke and spilt whisky. ‘Make it a double.’ The tall man

Continue reading

ART: Amie Dearlove – Drawlloween Day 7, 8 & 9

STORGY illustrator Amie Dearlove will also be embarking on  the 2016 Drawlloween challenge! Check out her illustrations below! Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 London based tooth fairy and monster enthusiast Amie Dearlove, works in a sweet shop by day and creates creatures

Continue reading

ART: Amie Dearlove – Drawlloween Day 6

STORGY illustrator Amie Dearlove will also be embarking on  the 2016 Drawlloween challenge!  Check out her illustrations below!  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 London based tooth fairy and monster enthusiast Amie Dearlove, works in a sweet shop by day and creates creatures by night. When not making tiny

Continue reading

FICTION: Selfless Love by Philip Webb Gregg

Walking, exhausted and alone into the midnight hours. Stumbling on heels too high, under streetlights that burn too bright and stars too distant to be seen. It’s at times like this you have to be honest with yourself; he was a lecherous bastard with an ego complex bigger than God and you never really loved

Continue reading