“We're back. Are you going to kill yourself, or do we have to do it for you?”
Ben Arzate lives in Des Moines, Iowa. His poetry and fiction have appeared in various places in print and online. He is also a contributor to Adventures in SciFi Publishing and blogs at dripdropdripdropdripdrop
Ben is a poet, book reviewer, and all-round good egg.
A look at Stone's debut novel.
25 stories. No sleep.
A look at Paul W. Cohen's debut novel.
Bradley Sands's surreal novelette of family dysfunction.
Bizarro author David W. Barbee's latest novel of pig-men, flying crocodiles, and alcoholism.
A look at Matthew Vaughn's collection of Bizarro film parodies.
The infamous NYPD "Cannibal Cop" tells his story in this memoir.
“In war, you see, it's not just that many lives are lost. The lives of the survivors are often ruined, too. For that girl and her family, the war still isn't over...”
Just a few days ago, I did something I've been struggling to do since college. I typed “End” at the end of a completed novel.
“My life appeared strange because it was one way and not another. Only if it had been every possibility at once would it have not appeared strange. And that is what I am now: every possibility at once. And nothing is strange.”
A look at B. Diehl's debut poetry collection.
"...a flawed but entertaining sci-fi page-turner."
Leza Cantoral's debut collection, Cartoons in the Suicide Forest, contains a wide variety of stories, but most of them are marked by a gleeful, technicolor insanity. If Lisa Frank and Shintaro Kago collaborated on a comic series, these are…
“And yes, of course, three to four a.m. is the witching hour, the hour of darkness, the hour of the wolf, the single hour of every day when demons can come out to play, when the spirit world touches our own.” Hour of the Wolf is a cycle of…
Jonathan Wind is a policeman working in Atlanta, Georgia. He's dating Monica, a strict Catholic girl, but has been seeing another girl on the side named Flora, a prostitute who practices a form of neo-paganism. When Flora mysteriously dies,…
Zeb is a train-hopping vagabond with the words “FUCK SOCIETY” tattooed on his forehead. After losing several of his supplies, he's forced to stay a short time in a small town. There he meets Natty, a biracial girl with a deep interest in…
Mike Auburn is addicted to thrill seeking, engaging in stunts that bring him close to death. He doesn't just do it for the adrenaline rush, bringing himself close to death enables him to see into the afterlife. His abilities attract the…
The other day when I was in Starbucks, Christmas music was playing. That's not at all unusual for this time of year, but I wasn't in there for even half an hour and I heard two awful renditions of “Little Drummer Boy.” I'll spare you a rant…