Jack Eidt: Fiction and Thoughts on Writing – by M. Talley

I first became aware of Jack Eidt’s writing ten years ago. Even then, other writers spoke in hushed tones: “Have you heard Jack’s latest piece?” Since that time, Eidt has won the best fiction award twice at the Santa Barbara … Continue reading

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Disillusioned by Karl Bradford

The shallow minded Exist in black and white worlds Bad guys and good guys God is on their side Part of his holy army Why they’re winners Justifiable Actions sanctioned by Beliefs Engraved deep within            … Continue reading

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Genna Rivieccio: Fiction and Opinions from The Opiate’s Editor – by M. Talley

I have a lot of admiration for people like Genna Rivieccio who start up a literary journal. There is no town crier shouting from the rooftops, “Give us more literary magazines!” While a few people working together can manage a … Continue reading

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Detention Hearing by Toni Lorien

In the Matter of . . . Behind his raised bench, the black-robed judge sits tall. Attorneys and parents wait in their seats. The little girl rocks in her chair, clutches her doll. Her face still black and blue from … Continue reading

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