MMR’s Issue 10, November 2010, with comedy by Funny or Die, Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel, original fiction by Micah Dean Hicks and Krishan Coupland, original poetry by Mary Christine Delea and David Wolf, and artwork by Leila Fortier.
by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
I lie here on this great immovable bed—it is nailed down, I believe—and follow that pattern about by the hour. It is as good as gymnastics, I assure you. I start, we’ll say, at the bottom, down in the corner over there where it has not been touched, and I determine for the thousandth time that I WILL follow that pointless pattern to some sort of a conclusion.
Up on the mountain, we hang out in abandoned buildings, places where stories fill the holes in the walls. The old teepee was on the bottom of that ridge, before lightning struck. Now all that’s left is the charred platform. Harry’s cabin is up the road, but he sometimes returns, with his shotgun, his dogs, paranoia, so I stay away. The trailer sits low in the valley.
Hey, Baltimore/DC Metro literati, Come out Saturday Night for Literary Death Match, hosted by Todd Zuniga, Founding Editor of Opium Magazine and LDM creator. The night’s theme… Andy Warhol. Literati, Art, Fun. Does it get any better?
Moon Milk Review’s Issue 9 | October 2010 with original fiction by Annam Manthiram, Laura Ellen Scott, and John Minichillo. Poetry by Scott Alexander Jones and Kristine Ong Muslim. Selected works of Spoken Word by Edgar Oliver. Black and white photography by Francis DiClemente, and Classics by Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Price, George Romero. New Prosetry Contest (guest edited by Vallie Lynn Watson) as well as the September Prosetry Winning author, Ruth Joffre (contest guest edited by Ben Loory). Also check out new nonfiction by David Cotrone where he writes about postmodern influences: David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggars, Rick Moody, Marilynne Robinson, Jonathan Franzen, Jeffrey Eugenides, Andre Dubus, and Paul Harding.
She has quick hands. She hangs from the ceiling, holstered, her back supported. The razor is a hair too close, starts at the skin of the belly and shears it smooth. My feet are over my head. I am making it easy while imagining what her life must be, the only woman amongst cowboys. Do they watch her as I do, bent-over and adept at man-handling?
Funny or Die | Protect Insurance Companies PSA. A message from Will Ferrell and Friends.
George Romero’s 1968 classic zombie movie. Needs no introduction.
Classic Edgar Allan Poe performed by Vincent Price, king of horror.
Prompt: Using the above image, write a microfiction (less than 500 words—yes, 501 is more than 500). In your piece, respond to the image in the above photograph. Your piece may take any form you like as long as it includes less than 500 words and relates, in some way, to the image. Have fun with it.
Edgar Oliver (born in 1956) is an American stage and film actor, poet, performance artist and playwright. He was born in Savannah, Georgia then moved to New York City in 1977. He is considered “a legend” of the downtown New York theatre scene. A frequent performer/storyteller with The Moth, you can enjoy his work, “The Apron Strings of Savannah.”
Fantastic evening with Pete Bladel, Ahmed Huidobro, Sarah E. Donnelly, Lisa Fine, and all the way from NYC, Rachel Bloom!!! Hosted by Moon Milk Review and Barrelhouse. MC’d by Barrelhouse’s Aaron Pease! Great time.
A big thank you to all who came out to enjoy readings by Lisa Marie Basile and Winona Wendth, comedy by Rachel Bloom. It was a fantastic group. Lots of fun. We look forward to doing it again. Pictures of the event coming soon!
TRUE!—nervous—very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses—not destroyed—not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily—how calmly I can tell you the whole story.
Come out and join us for laughs in Washington D.C. Featuring comedy by Rachel Bloom, a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade …
Check out Sabotage, edited by Claire Trévien, where reviewer Tori Truslow goes in-depth and cross issue with “Moon Milk Review: Issue 7 Vs. Issue 8.”
“…it’s clear from these two issues that MMR is onto something special, mixing entertainment and unsettlement to make a thought-provoking whole, with the prosetry competition providing a thread running from issue to issue. The multimedia aspect is bold and inviting, the contents just the right size to keep a hold on our skittish and multi-tabbed attention-spans, and its consistent interest in crossing genre and media boundaries, in things interstitial, in juxtaposition and surprise, make it an exemplary online magazine” (Tori Truslow). Read more.