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Deplorable Me Cover Release Day Exclusive

13. Aug. 2018 By Kim Cormack - Bio

Lexy was captured at eleven and held captive for five long years. She escaped as an emotionless Dragon, destroying everything in her path. She chose to leave humanity behind and live alone in the woods as a Wild Thing. 
On the advice of an Oracle, Grey was sent into the wilderness to find her. He brought Lexy back to Clan Ankh, where she found a family. She survived the Testing and became a hitman for a clan of immortals. Grey became her Handler.
Lexy became a Wicked Thing as she discovered new and miraculous things about who she was... Now, she's downright Deplorable and loving every second of it...  Cover Release Day

Her body and soul had always belonged to her Handler but in the last couple of months, she’d gone from one prospect to three. She’d never been in this position before. Grey had been everything to her for so long. She adored him, but he’d been spelled to forget any intimacy between them as he slept. This didn’t make his jealousy any easi…

Square Peg - Pigs Mistreated En Route to Slaughter

9. Aug. 2018 By Debbie Wall - Bio

Hi there!  Debbie Wall here. The Freep kept me busy this weekend writing this letter to the editor in response to the following article: Animal rights group claims pigs were mistreated en route to slaughter BRANDON — An animal rights group in Manitoba claims a group of pigs were mistreated last month while en route to the Maple Leaf Foods Inc. facility in Brandon. From: Debbie Wall
Sent: August 7, 2018 7:06 AM
To: Letters to the Editor Freep
Subject: Animal rights group claims pigs were mistreated en route to slaughter (4 Aug 18)

So much finger pointing I'm surprised nobody lost an eye.  But all roads in the blame game eventually lead to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency whose veterinarian found the load "in compliance with the Health of Animals Regulations." And no doubt it was, given Can…

Square Peg -- HyLife Pork, Lowlife Existence

4/ Aug. 2018 By Debbie Wall - Bio

Here's the latest letter that I've written to the Winnipeg Free Press.  I've tried every which way to get a link for you using the title of the related article (in the subject line), to no avail.  Maybe someone there has the magic touch?? (I did a Google Search and found it --Ed. Alex)

Deb & The Gang of Fur

New HyLife feedmill brings more bacon to Killarney

From: Debbie Wall
Sent: August 3, 2018 7:23 AM
To: Letters to the Editor Freep (Winnipeg Free Press)
Subject: New HyLife feedmill brings more bacon to Killarney (2 Aug 18)

This is hardly a good news story.  Now millions more pigs will be born into a life of misery, living in extreme confinement, never experiencing the simple joys of fresh air and sunshine and unable to express any of their natural behaviors.  They will consume the corn, grain and soybean that could h…

Swingers - Bukowski

30 July 2018 By Alex Nuttall - Bio

Every once in a while I will spot something that drives me to take drastic measures to document things that just don't matter. In this case I was watching the movie Swingers. I noticed the book Hollywood by Charles Bukowski on the table. I did a screen shot. I saved it. 
I checked the properties of the photo: Sat 28 Feb 2009 09∶04∶25 PM EST. 
"Hmm." I thought.

This was found in an archive on another system. Once I moved the photo the data changed. Does it really matter? To me it did. It is just interesting now.

At the time I made the screen shot, saved it, moved it, archived it and forgot it. I know the answer. If you are a fan of Charles Bukowski's work you will know the answer too. As the people who made the movie know the answer. Or was it a set person who knew the answer?

Drunks know the answer. They forget the answer every day. They remember the question. An insane question that rolls around full of pain. At some times a littl…

What's in a name?

By Kim Breeding-Mercer - BioAlex Nuttall - Bio
OgFOMK [awg-fahm keɪ] We here behind the OgFOMK curtain were talking, and then realized the curtain was de trop. We took it down, thanked it, blessed it, and then buried it with honor. Hello from the other side! Allow us to properly introduce the brand. Through a series of posts, this being the first, we're aiming to ramble towards as many truths as we can about ourselves.
Officially, our acronym stands for Optical Graphic Fabrication Of Manufactured Kinesthetics. Did it always? Heck naw! Will it always? Not bloody likely. Since time is an illusion, let's start a list of all the things it has ever, could ever, and shall ever stand for. There's no way we'll capture them all but the exercise itself is the point, right? The AcronymsObservation Gained From Observing ManKindOm Gradually Forces Open My KundaliniOne Gains From Observing Mother's KindnessOstentatious Goodness Forms On My KarmaOmphalos Graduates Freedom, Openin…

Let Thy Food be Thy Medicine -- Square Peg

11 Jul. 2018 By Debbie Wall - Bio
From: Debbie Wall
Sent: July 11, 2018 7:23 AM
To: Letters to the Editor Freep (The Winnipeg Free Press)
Subject: Give your brain a break (9 July 18)

Those with hypercortisolemia wishing to reduce their cortisol levels need look no further than their plates.
There are 750 million farmed animals raised and killed for food in Canada each year.  But where are they?  The vast majority are shuttered behind locked doors of factory farms with no access to fresh air or sunlight.  They live in over-crowded conditions with no ability to engage in natural behaviors.  To off-set the resulting behavioral issues, their bodies are subjected to mutilations and amputations done without analgesia.  They are bred to grow faster and produce more than nature ever intended.  They must endure transport to their deaths up to 36 to 52 hours with no food, water or rest in all extremes of weather.
To refer to the pain, fear, anxiety, sorrow and boredom that is their lives as be…

Indefinite Length, Part 9

8. Jul. 2018 By Kim Breeding-Mercer - Bio

Charlee decides to take the bus instead of hiring a car. Safety in numbers, safety in not sharing exact destinations, safety in keeping fists clenched. The sigil is glowing, has been glowing all morning. That hand is shoved in the pocket of Charlee's trench coat, balled up tight and fingernails making dents in the palm. Nothing to see here, fellow passengers, not plotting to bestow a lifetime of darkness on some white-haired asshole, nope. So maybe it will kill him, who knows? Not our place to judge. This is metaphysical shit, between him and God. But that's certainly not what's in my pocket.
The landscape rolling by outside is mundane and dirty and does not hold Charlee's attention. Fast food, gas station, church, repeat. Inside the bus, the view is only slightly more colorful, mostly thanks to the older woman in a bright floral housedress and hot orange slippers with a gold threaded logo across the toes, which Charlee can&#…

New York Life - Weirditude

23. June. 2018 By Mykel Board - Bio

FIRST: Yesterday, I saw a white woman lying on her side on the sidewalk. She was dead or passed out. Her pants were down to her ankles. Kneeling behind her was a black guy with a roll of paper towels, wiping what appeared to be very loose shit from her ass and legs. He was working quickly, yet tenderly.... He clearly cared about her. Disgusting and touching at the same time.
Then there was this woman (see photo) walking in front of me when I was on my way from work to Bryant Park.
I'm glad to know that SOMETIMES at least, NYC can keep its weirditude.

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New York Life: Streets

9. June 2018 By Mykel Board - Bio

Joey Ramone gets a place. Guy R. Brewer gets a whole boulevard. (Who the hell is Guy R. Brewer?) And Winnie and Nelson Mandela... between the two of them?

Something wrong there, don't you think?

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Indefinite Length, Part 8

7. Jun. 2018 By Kim Breeding-Mercer - Bio

A certain percentage of any population will always value privacy over convenience, even when not engaged in questionable pursuits. These citizens may be viewed with suspicion by those who haven't, as yet, any reason to hide the goings-on of their own lives from the wide electric eye of the world.
Charlee is having a difficult time locating the persons on the list. The search for Bobby Stillwell proves fruitful first.
Mr. Stillwell had lived in a one-story, three bedroom home with beige shingle siding and black shutters, identical to 14% of the other homes in Charlee's old neighborhood. What made it unique, and an object of much discussion amongst the resident children, were the two tall juniper trees on either side of his front door. The top third of each tree was dead and brown, so that from a distance they looked like two giant, half-peeled ears of corn.
They quite obstructed the view of the door. The rumor was that Mr. Stillwell …

Universe Building

29th. May. 2018 By Kim Cormack - Bio

The SettingGreetings OgFOMK Readers,
In my series universe, the three clans of immortals living on earth are sacrificial lambs for the greater good. I try to stay in only one character's mind, but in this case, a chapter from Triad's perspective seemed important. I thought I'd share this little snippet from my work in progress. 

A Snippet From Triad's Perspective It wasn’t long before he began having perilous visions about the repercussions of her recently discovered paternity. Her status as part Guardian was going to come with some rather treacherous complications. She wasn’t doing well adapting to the demanding feeding schedule of a Conduit. Kayn didn’t appear to understand the ability at all, but she always seemed to be able to tap into Frost’s ability. This made sense because Chloe was a part of her and her twin had that same gift. Kayn had also figured out how to summon up orbs of energy to use as a weapon but she had no control…

New York Story: Cops and Kids

25. May. 2017 By Mykel Board - Bio

I'm publishing this here by special request... :
Another reminder that, despite the politics, life (and race) is NOT just black or white.
I was in the extremely crowded first car of a subway yesterday. The train pulled into the station late. The driver was a woman (black) and I could see she looked upset when the train arrived.
The train was delayed while there were calls for the transit police to come to the front... an emergency. The doors stayed open while the train became more and more packed. Finally, when no one else could fit in the car, two transit cops arrived (black, white) and forced themselves into the car, next to the driver's compartment.
The driver's door opened and a little boy, maybe 6 years old, (black) walked out wearing a school-like backpack. He had tear-stained cheeks. He looked around the crowded car, ready to cry some more.
One of the transit cops (black) pushes his way to t…

The Heat of Greed

22. May. 2018 By Alex Nuttall - Bio

There is heat in the fireplace and there is fire
Under the hood of the very fast automobile,
Incendiary fires that propel the just, the godless
And the awaiting into fecal or fecund horizons

Becoming food, fear and then incapable
Of compassion while the bacon fries and
Slaughter continues that, not to mention,
The poor, senseless aggregates that have

Bound their karma to the systematic
Killing of other beings whose sweet eyes
Are snuffed out not for hunger but for

What we all do for greed is indeed what
We Don’t need but to heed the seed
Of a good

Here lies the beckoned and the banquet
Host caries such a large anchor behind
Her head or His head
We all know he is already or she is already dead;

Then she shelves her guests or he does so too,
It’s a terrible cycle that goes on and on
All for greed,
The heat of greed that causes endless violent suffering;

It’s not a punishment!
As soon as He wakes and she wakes
The thread of suffering…

Indefinite Length, Part 7

17. May 2018 By Kim Breeding-Mercer - Bio

Charlee sits with an old legal pad and a pen emblazoned with the logo from Your Friendly Neighborhood Bar & Grille(TM), making a list of names, ordering them and re-ordering them. Bugs and frogs and passing cars outside the apartment, foley artists of the night, provide a soundtrack that Charlee does not hear. The task at hand is all-consuming.
Ex-lovers, ex-friends, family, co-workers; all the usual suspects. Everyone's been burned by them, that's not special. This transfer has to be special. Charlee crosses out the list and tries again. Politicians, celebrities, pie-in-the-sky names. No good, can't get close to those folks.
Another cigarette. Charlee looks at the sigil tattoo, and then copies it onto the legal pad, over and over. Soon the paper is covered with more doodles than names. When there is no more room, Charlee flips to a new sheet.
The clean surface of the blank yellow paper shines up into your face and you bl…

We've Cancelled All Ads

14. May 2018 By Alex Nuttall - Bio

Today I have shut off the Google ads and I will crawl through and remove any Amazon ads that I have put in this magazine. Authors who have included links to their products are exempt from this and thus may attach their own works because that is an intimate distribution.

I have learned that the best things in life are given. These gifts are from the labor of others and they are to be given without attachment. Our magazine is something I am very proud of and I will continue to write for it and encourage others to do the same. We don't need ads. 
It was my idea that we could support the magazine with ads. We could pay those who wrote for it. We could advance our careers with our virtual pens. This is just not the reality. The reality is that I will pay for it anyway. I will share it with whoever wants to see it. It's a labor of love.
I hope those of you who have contributed will continue to do so. If you are no longer interested please let me k…