The End of October

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“It’s kind of like walking from the warmth of indoors to the outside in the middle of winter when the wind-chill is well below zero. It sucks the air out of youMore

Delivery

Delivery

9th Ward Dirt by

“What I thought was that someone was sending a message, that this dead dog was the 9th ward version of a horse head on the bedMore

From Where the Rage Comes

From Where the Rage Comes

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“I never fail to be entertained by why people do the things they do—though sometimes, I’m beginning to learn, the more you know, the less it mattersMore

BULLshot: Tim Dicks

BULLshot: Tim Dicks

One-Question Interview by

“I wake in the dead quiet of night to find I am inhabiting my body in a way I usually don’t and thinking about large questions”More

The Onyx Skull

The Onyx Skull

Fiction by

“The thing was dark, and not simply with gore but with a natural tint, a shine, as if polished and dyed to the deep black of stone. Wetness clung to it, and sinewy tissueMore

BULLshot: Gary Percesepe

BULLshot: Gary Percesepe

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The author of this week’s “Wingman” thinks back on jobs he’s loved and lostMore

Wingman

Wingman

Fiction by

“When I wonder, as I sometimes do, what happened to all my guy friends, and why I prefer the company of women and would just as soon they leave their men at home, I think of my brief employment with Sam RMore

What We’re Reading: October

What We’re Reading: October

BULL Library by

This month’s picks from the BULL staff—Bizarre, grotesque, and fantasticMore

BULLshot: Michael Hemmingson

BULLshot: Michael Hemmingson

One-Question Interview by

“When a person becomes a witness…of a violent crime, their lives are never the same”More

Lipstick and Handcuffs

Lipstick and Handcuffs

Fiction by

“Someone had tried to paint him up as a clown. His hands were handcuffed behind his back and his eyes stared upwardsMore

The Weekender: Recompensate, He Said

The Weekender: Recompensate, He Said

The Weekender by

“Everett Root rolled the dented Dance revolver around his index finger and holstered it as if he were some dashing and wily roughriderMore

Free on Craigslist

Free on Craigslist

9th Ward Dirt by

“They were the brightest and shiniest chickens I’d ever seen, a vast difference from the drab inhabitants of the 9th ward that subsisted on gravel and the crumbs inside dropped Funyun bagsMore

BULLshot: Chris Tusa

BULLshot: Chris Tusa

One-Question Interview by

The author of “Scrabble” on first linesMore

Scrabble

Scrabble

Fiction by

“Kidnappers should feed the girl they steal something cheap, like frozen dinners. But have you ever tasted frozen dinners? More

A Shower Hotly

A Shower Hotly

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“It’s funny to hear these men, who talk so tough about the lives they led out there, and then hear them moan about the temperature of the waterMore

Rejection Notes #8: Franz Kafka

Rejection Notes #8: Franz Kafka

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The German-language existentialist finds that his work is deeply misunderstood…More

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