Last Friday Night: Katy Perry ridicules the ‘ugly’: an open letter – By Oslo Iversen

Dear Ms Perry/ Mrs Brand, or whatever name you go by, I recently had the misfortune of seeing your single Last Friday Night on MTV. Firstly- and this point is aimed at many others in your line of work, too - give up with the 1980s obsession. Crimped hair, gaudy colours, big earrings - just let …

The Book Club Meeting- A Short Story, by Becky Bye

    Nervous laughter rose and fell like confetti around the room, as everyone crept forwards onto the edge of their seats; ten faces dimly lit by the haunting flicker of the candles. ‘So, what’s next?’ the chairwoman asked, slowly and deliberately lacing her slender fingers together and moving her intense gaze into the candlelight. …

Review of Sims 3: Generations – By Lauren Marriner

EA’s newest expansion pack for Sims 3 is ‘Generations’, which was released in the UK on the 3rd June. It is a welcome expansion pack amidst all the ‘stuff packs’ EA are churning out lately. ‘Late Night’- the last expansion pack before ‘Generations’- was released as far back as October last year! There have been …

In a gutter after a June thunderstorm – Joey Wise

Staring up at Mother and Father; numb in awe of their profound knowledge and wisdom. But, as the gap between childhood and maturity shrinks to where we can plainly see the coast amidst the waves and fog, we realize the abyss was only an ankle deep puddle and say, well, what the   f*** do …

Eitel Circle in July of 1993, 3:30 to 5:30 pm – By Joey Wise

Columns of light blink on the eggshell walls. Late afternoon hours run through the gaps between the vinyl pendulums. Each of my five right fingers is a car that plows through the tan polyester forest. My eyes are level with the treetops, my thoughts stay within sight. The ambient shush of the central air loses …