Immediacy of the Moment: Your Joy

Where is your immediacy? If it lies in checking current notifications on that tiny screen, we need to talk. Serious shit is passing you by because your nose is buried there instead of exploring life, doing things, making things, and creating change (large or small – it all matters)! Think back to when you where…

Lost On The Road To Los Sueños Chapter 2: FICTION

Chapter Two *beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep Somebody take those damn fries out before the whole place goes up! Huh? Wha…? Oh. Not at the Wendy’s. Uh..oh…this looks like a hospital. *beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep Looking around things begin to unblur and I see the sterile non-color walls of the room around me in a dim half-light. Something must have happened for…

Breaking the “Mix-tape Mentality”

By Isiah Fletcher Music is a powerful sentience. It has the power to persuade; it has the power to subvert. My expertise in music comes from a background of playing (drumming in many contexts) and sinking hours of listening to the greatest groups around the world. Over the years my ears have honed in on…

Tirade From A Fractured Soul

Tirade From A Fractured Soul by Db.Hall The guy at the suicide hot line said to me, in a somber and broken voice, “Holy shit, Man! If what you’re telling me is true and you’ve done this that and the other, as you’ve said… I’ve got nothing… You could check yourself in on a ‘voluntary…

I Hate Kids: A Rant

By R. Hembree I hate kids. I hate that they move slowly, without thought or concern for anyone with any actual place to go. I hate all of the space they occupy. And the messes they leave behind. And I hate all of the accommodations that are made for them and that they can scream…

Don’t Blame Technology: Opinion

This is the 21st century. By this time we were supposed to either be living in a blissful utopia or a post apocalyptic wasteland. Flying cars, hover boards, virtual reality, we should have had all that but instead we got phones that are smarter than us, hover-boards that don’t actually hover, and a reality that’s…

Ask Auntie Agony: Growing Pains

Dear Auntie, Why do girls always go for looks over personality? Confused Nice Guy Dear Confused, Some people are more interested in looks, regardless of their gender. Others are interested in humor, intelligence, relaxed temperaments, or overbearing personalities. I’ve even been asked out because I have a wicked collection of puns to inflict on people….

Lost On The Road To Los Sueños : FICTION

I made it. I’ve finally gotten to the point in my life after years of hard work and denial of self satisfaction that I’ve amassed just enough money to retire, living meagerly until I die…as long as that happens some time in the next 90 days. And with the way I feel right at this…

ASHES: A Poem

Words By Hinsel Sifting through the ashes of yesterday’s dream. Edges sharp and broken, a shattered glimmer hungrily gleams. Never touching anything, stumbling blindly forward through the dark. Oblivion left behind me, my savage salvage builds the cage that holds my heart.

Subversion: You Keep Using That Word. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.

sub·ver·sion səbˈvərZH(ə)n,səbˈvərSH(ə)n/ Noun: Subversion refers to an attempt to transform the established social order and its structures of power, authority, and hierarchy by persons working from within; also : refers to the processes by which the values and principles of a system in place are contradicted or reversed. The Latin root “subvertere” means “to turn…

How To Be Successful Without Being A Total Douchebag

Everyone wants to be a successful person. You. Me. Them. Everybody. It’s hard wired into our little monkey brains; even people determined to be complete failures at everything in life want to be successful at failing. You’ve read all those articles on INC and other douchetrepreneur fluff sites like “7 Things Leaders Do That Others…

Featured Author: Kameryn James

We were fortunate to have the opportunity to catch up with Kameryn James, author and talk with her about her craft as well as her most recent works.  She’s been a long time friend of our editor, a talented writer, and supporter of creativity in her own community. Here’s a brief bio: Kameryn James grew…

Hack Your Own Brain: Bring The Awesome

Your brain is an amazingly complex system of bio-electrical synapses and relays, holding millions of bits of information, and able to calculate at the speed of light – yet look around today and you might doubt these facts. You’ve all seen the meme of the people walking, staring mindlessly at their cell phones, with the…

Cold Brew: Taking Your Chemical Dependency into Your Own Hands

We’ve Designed This Helpful Guide For: Who: Anyone who drinks coffee, needs chems to help get through the day, wants to save money. What: Large batch coffee that should last you at least a couple days. When: 24-48 hours before you NEED it. Where: Anywhere with a cold-storage unit. Why: Want to save money, make…

How To Get The Fuck Over It And Write

Writers block. Creative constipation. Call this mental malady whatever you like but it seems to be something that affects almost all creative types from writers to artists at some point or another. When the muse is strong the flow is heavy and things seem to just happen, when the muse is weak…better pack up bag…

An Introverts Guide To Entrepreneurialism

Love people but hate gatherings? Always making plans to avoid making plans? Do you own a sweater that was once wool but is now comprised solely of gobs of cat hair holding hands? You may just be an introvert! But do not despair! There’s no reason your crippling mental disorder, fear of other humans ,and…

5 Amazing Things That Will Happen If You Eat Oatmeal For 30 Days

Science has proven the old saying to be true: we are indeed what we eat. There have been a thousand and one unbelievable fad diets invented since economics increased abundance to be accessible to the common class through high calorie low cost food and society gave them enough guilt to think a bulging belly was…

The Man Who Fixes Mistakes: Fiction

by Hinsel “Who’re you  ?” “I’m the man that fixes mistakes.” Around me the interior of the plane seemed to grow brighter for a moment before becoming impossibly dark.  It wasn’t a flash like a lightning strike so much as a slow flare that fades. Yet somehow in this new darkness I found myself able…

THE SEA: A Poem

By Lunaura Staring into a crowd of people Moving like a sea of purpose Lost in the waves of newness I float adrift Caught in strands of well meaning Only to be tossed here and there Surrounded by the foam of advice I sink, heavy Called dark by those without a clue This sea awakens…

BANQUET OF CHAOS: A Poem

by S. Boswell Your words ‘effluviate’ The concepts nauseate Your rule I would eradicate The throne I would ‘conflagrate’ The deluge I pray to inundate They that would steer our fate By preaching peace against those to hate . With the blood of martyrs we will consecrate A path not bound by aristocracy’s state Continue…

Foodie Pr0n

The internet is chock full of disgustingly graphic images of food. Velvety chocolate waterfalls, glistening meats sweaty with succulent juices, decadent visions of complex flavor deconstructions that boggle the imagination and glare in the face of physics itself – madness! These images stimulate the appetite, stirring hungers for things that are so bad for us…