Why Is This Girl Sick With Envy, New To Sex and High On Mischief?

Skinny Chris Love is like bath bubbles. Tender moments shine as they float, then pop without warning. “Could someone in your family be harbouring a secret?” was the question Detective Pritchard asked me less than a week after the accident. I’d just turned seventeen. My answer, spoken with teenage contempt, was, “What the fuck do…

My Brother & I

Kiel, Wisconsin was a quiet place with very long, straight roads petering into the distance. With equal significance in the states of Manitowoc and Calumet, it was surrounded by natural beauty: the river; parks; and plain but passable historic buildings. Kiel and its neighbouring townships were loved. As far back as I can remember the…

Does Classical Music Always Compliment Dark Fiction? (2 mins)

The Shining springs grimly to mind like a loaded gun out of a holster. Whenever I mention Kubrick’s film (or the book by King that inspired it), the most common responses are either “Where’s Johnny?” or “Is that the one with the scary twins?” Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta Movement 3, Adagio by Béla…