Sunflower Settlement

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“I put an ad on craigslist searching for tenants interested in urban farming and permaculture. The calls flooded in. So did the promises. But the money didn’tMore

BULLshot: Matthew Baker

BULLshot: Matthew Baker

One-Question Interview by

“The best one-letter nicknames are, in order: Z, then K, then B. I’ve been nicknamed both K and B, but never ZMore

A Prison Happy Ending

A Prison Happy Ending

Prison Review by

“I will venture to say that 90% of prisoners have something good in them. That is probably a percentage on par with everyone in the world.More

BULLshot: Colin Fleming

BULLshot: Colin Fleming

One-Question Interview by

The author of “Rimer’s Boots” on researchMore

Rimer’s Boots

Rimer’s Boots

Fiction by

“It was light-lifting, you might say, and if you worried that you were engaged in anything illegal, you could always rely on your ignorance to see you through, or pass any lie detector testMore

Trick Quotient

Trick Quotient

Prison Review by

Are you afraid of small, independent publishers? Would you like to support them but can’t afford to toss $15-$20 into the black hole of a possibly bad book? I don’t blame you. Blurbs are meaningless, reviews largely a crock. The safer bet is almost always the big publishers. They get on a formulaic run, andMore

Rejection Notes #7: Cormac McCarthy

Rejection Notes #7: Cormac McCarthy

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I can’t get past the gratuitous use of product placement in the manuscript. For example, in chapter six the narrator is warming up a Tombstone pizza, even though the story takes place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. More

BULLshot: Matt Fogarty

BULLshot: Matt Fogarty

One-Question Interview by

The author of “Moonman Stories” on form in fictionMore

tumBULLr Tuesday

tumBULLr Tuesday

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The week in all things man and word: Questionable reflective decorating and the Queen of the OrangesMore

Moonman Stories

Moonman Stories

Fiction by

“Because it’s winter and the pond is frozen like glass and there’s the hard press of atmosphere and the air turns white with snow falling through the orbit of his faraway home.More

Gassed

Gassed

Prison Review by

Prior to last week, my only experience with tear gas occurred when I was in high school. Last week, the E.R.T. extracted a man from his cell on I-2More

What We’re Reading: August

What We’re Reading: August

BULL Library by

This month’s picks from the BULL staff—DFW, a sex-obsessed pill-popper, the inspiring urge to fish/get laid, & an unfortunate encounter with Dean KoontzMore

BULLshot: Richard Lange

BULLshot: Richard Lange

One-Question Interview by

The author of “Apocrypha” talks about his life as it relates to securityMore

tumBULLr Tuesday

tumBULLr Tuesday

tumBULLr Notes by

The week in all things man and word: Unfortunate consequences of facial hair, rally car safety, and more Arrested Development funMore

Apocrypha

Apocrypha

Fiction by

“A couple of grown-up crack babies, crazy as hell. The third one has an air about him like he doesn’t belong down here, like he ought to be pulling that suitcase through an airport in Vegas or MiamiMore

Shifting Ground, Falling Floor

Shifting Ground, Falling Floor

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“Though I would be loathe to admit it, part of the joy of reading for me is knowing things are already decided. Nothing dangerous or unexpected—as opposed to reality—is going to happenMore

“The car had been through a reconstructed transmission, a busted carburetor, and was an absolute lush for Valvoline.” – Jordan Farmer, “Brothers”