07/18/2013 - 4:34pm

Let's rename the kids!

by Cary Tennis

Grass and Wind (by Dave Senecal)

They were sitting in the Subaru on the side of the road and it was snowing. If you looked at the parents you could see that both of them had teeth that were crooked, and all of their children did as well.

What will we do?

I’ll go in and straighten them...

07/12/2013 - 12:46am

The deconstruction of "race" as a discourse in Dr. ... oh, Who are we kidding?

by Benjamin Wachs

It is possible to do the academic study of popular culture well.  It just isn’t common.  My hypothesis is that all too often the academic study of popular culture is undertaken by scholars who really just want to write fan fiction.

In 2001 a whole bunch of...

07/10/2013 - 12:48pm

Rules of Evidence

by St. John Campbell

The Promethean (by Dave Senecal)

I once knew a pro-domme who had all her prospective clients call an untraceable number that got forwarded to her business cell so that she could talk with them before agreeing to meet in person.

“I can tell,” she said, “instantly, from their opening words and the...

07/04/2013 - 1:13pm

They go to the Forest

by Benjamin Wachs

A Cold Wind (by Dave Senecal)

The trouble is, see, we keep losing all our poets to those there woods.  The nymphs and the dryads, they can’t get enough of them.  They tease them and torment them and sing to them, until it makes them mad with want, and well, that’s when they go.  Sort of like sirens,...

07/02/2013 - 1:08am

"Fire," A Story

by Cary Tennis

Peruvian Torch (by Dave Senecal)

An old man writes a terrible book about his wife.

He publishes it himself and takes it to the bookstore.

The bookstore clerk says it’s a terrible book and insults the old man’s wife.

The old man’s wife gets sick and dies.

The old man burns...

06/27/2013 - 11:21pm

Recursive Algorithm

by St. John Campbell

The Mechanical Institute (by Dave Senecal)

It took 10 years and 1.5 billion Euros to set up a fully simulated brain in a next generation supercomputer in Brussels – and that wouldn’t have been possible without over a billion in research funding from the American government and countless research grants from...

06/24/2013 - 7:08pm

The pseudo-modern death wish

by Benjamin Wachs

In the magnificent opening essay of his 1912 masterpiece “The Tragic Sense of Life,” Miguel de Unamuno follows Spinoza to hold that the essence of any being that can be reasonably called such is the will to continue being ourselves.  For all that we change – from moment...

06/19/2013 - 2:13am

Omnibucket Contributor Darren Callahan is making a female-driven horror movie! Wanna help?

Darren Callahan

Desperate Dolls is a feature-length, female-driven horror movie written and directed by Darren Callahan (BBC, SyFy, Under the Table, Children of the Invisible Man).  Set in Hollywood in 1968, it is the story of three young actresses with hand-picked...

06/17/2013 - 11:50pm

Do You Really Want To Know What Happened To My Eye?

by Colleen McKee

Casting Out Spirits (by Dave Senecal)

You do? Well, you asked.

Once upon a time there was a handsome man. He too knew the art of chainsaw juggling, but he could only do it when the chainsaws were unplugged–otherwise, he became entangled in the extension cords. Still, I was impressed; it was so...

06/14/2013 - 12:43am

The Visit

by Cary Tennis

Antarctica 2 (by Dave Senecal)

Whatever wants to be written will be written. Whatever calls out to me will be a song. Whatever crosses the yard at night will be photographed and charted. Whatever crosses the sky will be remembered. Whoever speaks will be heard. Whoever listens will be repaid. Whatever...