"… but this is a wake in the sky and it requires a glass of whiskey, miss."

Joshua Mohr, from “Wake in the Sky”

"In the evenings, in a bed on the floor I shared with my brother, nightmares of the bottles and shoes in the muck at the bottom of the lake, those lost children. I dreamed of floating off on the calm water, then slipping down beneath its surface, the bottom slime in my hair, my fingers turning blue."

Holly Karapetkova, from “Lake House”

"This morning I murder your mother, but then I always murder your mother."

Lincoln Michel, from “Routine” at Monkeybicycle.net

hobartpulp:

literatibookstore:

This Tuesday at Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, a reading from Hobart Literary Journal, including writers from Chicago’s Curbside Splendor. We’re looking forward to an awesome night!

TOMORROW!

You should go to this!

bookpatrol:

An A-Z of book covers 

Last Friday on The Independent Book Design Blog Jonathan Gibbs gave a call out for help building an alphabet of book jackets.It started when he looked at a copy of the pre-Valentine’s Day release of The Poetry of Sex and was taken by the large “X” on the cover.

Enjoy this taste and please, no Sue Grafton jokes.

Good stuff here. book covers from A to Z.

(via prairielights)

Tags: book design

"I press play. Rob Base owns my four-inch speakers: Dunk. Duh Duh Duh. I start the grind, the slow build up to tasteful finale of crotch feints and double bicep isolations. It takes two."

From “The Widow Teasdale and the Ineffable Warmth of Personal Services” by Drew Jackson.

In the Monkeybicycle archive.

Listen to one of our favorite authors, Laura van den Berg, read “Lessons,” a story from her new fsg-originals collection, The Isle of Youth, on the latest episode of The Monkeybicycle Podcast.

http://monkeybicycle.net/podcast-episode-005-laura-van-den-berg/

Amen.
formatragedy:

"I just like seeing good art made."
—Amy Seimetz, Paste Magazine's Breakout Actor/Filmmaker of the year.

Amen.

formatragedy:

"I just like seeing good art made."

—Amy Seimetz, Paste Magazine's Breakout Actor/Filmmaker of the year.

David Foster Wallace on Charlie Rose. Always fun to revisit this one.

In this episode Stefan Kiesbye reads “Dictionary” and “Litter,” two short companion pieces. These stories are characteristic of his work; they’re dark and uncomfortable and not for the faint of heart.

Listen here. Or subscribe on iTunes here.