Road Rage

By - Dec 31, 2016

I was doing a lot better with my road rage. One day Chris and I were coming back from the store and I hadn’t even called anyone “Fucker” or “Look at that stupid motherfucker” or “Fucking move it buddy.”  I wasn’t flipping anybody off or shaking my fist or talking about how the whole earth needed a new extinction.  “Who cares about saving the earth.  I thought the purpose of life was to destroy it.”

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excerpt of “Bandit”

By - Dec 30, 2016

14 My first memory happened on a stairwell, and stairwells have had special resonance as meaningful sites for me ...

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Four Poems

By - Dec 29, 2016

SHORT STORY Emily says she would probably pee on another person during sex but would not let the other person pee ...

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Service Industry

By - Dec 27, 2016

two men walk into the diner at 8:20 AM. i am the only server. i greet them and tell them they can sit wherever they ...

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Interview with Harrison Ford, 2019

By - Dec 26, 2016

- Good afternoon Mr. Ford. It really was quite a bit of working tracking you down. - Nice to meet you - I, I can't ...

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Four Poems

By - Dec 24, 2016

BUILD A LITTLE SHRINE FOR THE DEAD I don’t use crystals because they’re magical but because they’re cold and ...

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Two Poems

By - Dec 23, 2016

Camera A camera is a little cave Where a spider lives. The photographer Puts his eye to the cave’s mouth and ...

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Four Poems

By - Dec 21, 2016

Tanja Tanja says I am too controlled Which is ironic because I was just saying I felt a real lack of control In ...

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Jordan Castro

By - Dec 20, 2016

One stop car audio. An advertising jingle: a woman singing the words, One stop car audio. Digital editing extends the final syllable of the word audio, shifts the pitch to make it be six or eight syllables. O-o-o-o-o-o-o-o. Eight syllables.

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Recurring Intrusive Thoughts

By - Dec 18, 2016

Sometimes when I think about myself, I see my body on the beach. Except there is no water. So I guess it’s actually a ...

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Lucky You

By - Dec 16, 2016

They gave her painkillers and said she couldn’t drink, but Lena was drinking when she texted she was drinking, just a little.

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Two Poems

By - Dec 15, 2016

Imitate eternity
    Brutalized sweetness
                     I started taking adderall to become a good person overnight

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Three Excerpts from ‘Squirtgun,’ an Unpublished Novel

By - Dec 13, 2016

My girlfriend and I are regulars at the gas station closest to us. It’s really the only late night option for water or a snack. So we ride our bikes through the bayou to see our favorite late night employee, Jo.

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Deathlord Grows Bored

By - Dec 12, 2016

.09980111 My name is Xjdwliuerowuieriowueriuouoieuwoiruo, and I am bored of the spinning fields. Bored of the ...

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Flowers for Angelika

By - Dec 11, 2016

The locals from Trenčín knew her as the conscientious drunk driver, the widow who drove around the village with her hazards on.

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Hollow Points

By - Dec 10, 2016

Whole Foods

Everyone leaves town
And I stay I see a car
Hit a pedestrian

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Four-Minute Poem for Mal’s Wedding

By - Dec 9, 2016

I rarely write poetry anymore and I think I forgot how to, which explains why this poem sounds like this.

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SONG OF YOURSELF

By - Dec 8, 2016

At some point very early on, zygotically early, you will locate the pearl of your consciousness, which, were it able to ...

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DECEMBER TYRANT: JORDAN CASTRO

By - Dec 7, 2016

Hi everyone. I felt like I should say something before kicking this off, so here is my *official statement* regarding ...

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Welcome

By - Dec 5, 2016

Tyrant Books has started a blog (right here where you are looking) where we will have guest editors every month, ...

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