Category Archives: SMACKDOWN


Friday Smackdown: Squirrel-bone Stump Leg

2 days ago

He was a wee titmouse with an apple and a bag of cracked corn. A long journey lay ahead, fortunate to have a new mechanical leg to replace the squirrel-bone…


Friday Smackdown: Vein Blade Pop-Out

1 week ago

A small plan hatched from beneath an elderberry tree. The five had their suits, goggles, razor loaded pulse rifles and a penchant for adventure. Once aboard the carrier high overhead,…


Friday Smackdown: Troll Box Socks

2 weeks ago

A little troll in green pajamas, ate a raisin biscuit. Atop a box in too big socks and sitting on mouse, he dreamed of jars, of capturing stars and mixing…


Friday Smackdown: Pummeled Meat Shanks

3 weeks 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 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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’

2 months 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

2 months 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…