Last Lies. Romantic Conversations.

I. My heart hurts. I am so worried when you're feeling so sad and I am not able to help. I am going to be more like what you would like: a good person. “You are my darling one" “A better person then.” “You have been my best love. How much I love you—“ “—how …

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EMPTY SIGNIFIERS: THE UPCOMING INSTAPOETS

BEANS by Whistle Wind Thurgood W.W. Thurgood has made a name for himself in the Instapoet community of late with his paeans to visions of an unvarnished love and the romantic Western spirit. Through what he terms "blazing saddles verse", Thurgood's symbolism focuses primarily on racist jokes, beans, and punching horses. WHERE THE WILD DIL …

BORN WITH A GOLD TOOTH

A child has been born to the prestigious family of Chatreaumont-Pilliers and its patriarch, Marcel, is beyond pleased; finally, he has the son to whom he wished so dearly to bequeath his fortune, to educate in the manners of an aristocrat, and the conversation of the salon. Christening the child Etienne, Marcel and his wife …

THE PAIN OF LEMON

From her malaise-ridden teenage years in the cloisters, to her work as a self-flagellating spiritual guide, to the mumbling of her famous last words, “Good God, please kill me,” everyone mistook St. Lemon’s sarcastic disposition for piety. Even the pope who beatified her! As it turns out, the nun and mystic of the reformation’s so …

THE LAST ANTHROPOLOGIST

"Now is How and the Future is Where" - the mantra of the Quizodists, the mass spiritual, technological and political movement under which everyone lives. Described by its founder, Sellers Tuvont, as a state of constant-democracy, where matters of all import are decided through randomly assigned referendums happening at all moments, it encourages a state …