(not quite) a literary journal


January 2019 Newsletter

Dearest Sybloids,

It’s still January, but just barely. How are you? How’s 2019 treating you? If you’re reading this that means that you’re still with us; you’re surviving, you’re literate—things could be worse. As for us at Sybil, life continues to pummel us with interchanging sucker punches and blessings….

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A Whiter Shade of Pale

I was too late.

Earlier in the afternoon, as the Senate was voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, I was sitting at the bar at work, having just clocked out of yet another demoralizing and whirlwind shift.

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Kingdom of Not

The Disintegration Loops by William Basinski plays in the background.
September 27, 2018 will forever live in the collective consciousness of Our Bizarre America (OBA).
The signals broadcast from my laptop painted a picture of two disparate yet very American characters:

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