- Broken Pieces – Melissa RodriguezYou knew I was broken and decided to look through the cracks. I didn’t ask for you to pick me up. But you knew that there was beauty in me and took me with you. Every day you look at your reflection through me; my cracks don’t bother you. I can see you now. I… Continue reading Broken Pieces – Melissa Rodriguez
- First Lines, First PagesWarm-Up Writing: Take 5 minutes and come up with some ‘good first lines’ to a novel, story, play, or screenplay. What makes a good first line? That depends on who you ask – and we’ll get into it below. But, to start, just use your own definition. Consider varying your genres, like, what’s a good first… Continue reading First Lines, First Pages
- Haikus (or a brief Editor’s Note) -The Editors of Pulp City: Piper Smythe, Alina Antropova, Annmarie ArduinoRight-click open file We share a look and shake heads This does not spark joy Your mind is open Thoughts encoded into text We fix the spelling You’re made from your words So am I—frightening, but We’re glad you told us. Image: Clay Cummings / Living Inside Out 5
“sky rips in half / and time slips through”from 4 x 4 Poems by Clara Boem
Jillian Smith / Skylah Colon / Clara Boem / Machelle Kelley / Samary Ramos / Alina Antropova / Alex Suarez / Todd Cummings / Melissa Rodriguez / Piper Smythe / Erick Rivera-Gonzalez / Dominick Valentine / Kristen Booker / Morgan Orszulak / Annmarie Arduino
“I spin tales with heathens, and have charmed a concrete rose”From “This is Not a Love Story” by Emily Tan
“The vibrations were overwhelming, like a blue whale singing in my skull, and I lost myself in an ocean of nothing. My thoughts, my memories. I couldn’t call them mine.“From “I Cleared my Mind” by Piper Smythe.