Category Archives: SMACKDOWN


Friday Smackdown: Pummeled Meat Shanks

6 hours ago

When the form took shape in the back of the latched, palm-leaf hutch, the entire building shuddered. It was more massive than the last with every bit the desire to…


Friday Smackdown: Flare Pop Face Jiggle

1 week ago

The flares flew, hitting against the fiber shell of our helmets. Sparks fell like the bright casts of rake beetles after sipping warm lava from a rock mop bucket. The…


Friday Smackdown: Flute Chewer

2 weeks ago

‘Wow,’ it said in an electronic voice close to the noise one makes when burned with a hot flask of fermented herring. We were shocked. First, that it spoke, or…


Friday Smackdown: Scattered Glass Meats

3 weeks ago

Once the cups had been organized by color, we were able to jump between them, hiding within their colored glass shells, looking over the edges to see if they were…


Friday Smackdown: Gravy Splodin’

4 weeks ago

When the thin wood slipped back beneath the water, pools of white gravy formed where pins fell from its mashed metallic underbelly. We could use our flares now, but would…


Friday Smackdown: Red Pepper Whispers

1 month ago

The crushing smell of red pepper flakes pushed our heads against the grass and the leaves into the air. When we saw them, we knew they were not ordinary ditch…


Friday Smackdown: Wee Eel Soliloquy

1 month ago

The tickle came not from the left, but from the right, along the edge of the ear then into the canal. Once the tail disappeared, so did the tickles. All…


Friday Smackdown: Dehydrated Jelly

2 months ago

The container was split. All but two poured out, staying inside to ingest the remains. Every jar in the warehouse was infected. More came falling from the rafters, their furry…


Friday Smackdown: Fur by day, Ice by Night

2 months ago

They brandished their coils, sharp, fearsome, dripping with the ink of ages. A nonlethal threat should they dry, buy nay, not a day past without a letter, a sketch, a…