You’re a Very Tempting Man-Dori Owen

Welcome to SD, Dori Owen! Source: You're a Very Tempting Man-Dori Owen

Hand in unlovable hand

Visceral and stunning. “I’m sorry I used you again,” I whisper letting the edge of the blade plant shy kisses down your neck then I’ll say “I’ll be gentle this time” when we both… Source: Hand in unlovable hand

Lucid

An outstanding piece on one of my favourite sites. Oldepunk is everything! Enveloped, and cresting the dusk of dawn the palace is ancient there are only shadows of ghosts in residence clinging to the false sun above my bed they sometimes whisper nonsense to hear only our … Source: Lucid

Interview and Review of S.K. Nicholas’ New Novel: A Journal for Damned Lovers

A Must Read on SD today. Review of A Journal for Damned Lovers by S.K. Nicholas/By Jasper Kerkau One of the first pieces I wrote for Sudden Denouement was called, “Writing isn’t Going to Save Me.” Over time I have changed … Source: Interview and Review of S.K. Nicholas' New Novel: A Journal for Damned … Continue reading Interview and Review of S.K. Nicholas’ New Novel: A Journal for Damned Lovers

The Path Goes Both Ways

Exquisite.
A must read.

Sudden Denouement Collective

by pbbr

A bird is singing on my windowsill this morning, sweet notes falling like ivory piano keys in a crosstown jazz bar. It’s autumn and he’s running late on his perennial southbound path. But he doesn’t sound hurried. Prancing back and forth on the windowsill, an avian entertainer chatting up the soft dewy dawn. I stand slowly, wincing at the surgery wounds in my belly, and reach for the shotgun.

The coffee pot is brewing on an automatic path. Savory beans roasting in their own juices, dripping, dripping. Chocolate warmth nestled in a cup,  auburn froth leveled at the top. Blended with raspberry crème. I take that first sip and my heart jumps in jagged arrhythmia.

The shower water is warm, stoking the embers of a tequila flame from the night before. The Mopar purrs in the driveway, guzzling the last few dimes from my pocket. Everything on its…

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January – N.R. Shepherd

    I dug up a notebook, and blew off the ashes. With my hands in my pockets, and my chin tucked to my chest, I took a stroll through the pages of opiate abuse, and lusting a harlot. Walking this gravel lane of memories, no wonder I ended up dangling from an extension cord. … Continue reading January – N.R. Shepherd

Author Spotlight: H.M. Jones-Monochrome

  Monochrome has a new publisher! Feminine Collective is re-releasing it as a 3rd edition Sept. 2016, with the above cover as an e-book and Oct. 2016 in paperback.  Monochrome is an IndieBrag Medallion book, an Honorable Mention at the 2016 Los Angeles Book Festival, and a NIEA Book Award Finalist in the NA category!    Monochrome H.M. Jones: Synopsis What would you do to … Continue reading Author Spotlight: H.M. Jones-Monochrome

Never Leave My Side – Abbie Zebrowski

  It’s a war that can’t be won only fought It’s a pain that burns fresh and it burns deep It’s a disease that hides behind pretty smiles and sparkling eyes It’s a silent scream with bloody talons tearing through the soft flesh of my still beating heart It lurks just beneath the surface of … Continue reading Never Leave My Side – Abbie Zebrowski

Closed Doors & Open Hearts – Jason King

  People come into and out of our lives at exactly the right moment.....   This saying used to make my skin crawl and want to chew steel....no they don't....I would howl....it's all about choice I would say....now....I'm not sure I believe that....don't get me wrong I think effort is of the upmost importance....as well … Continue reading Closed Doors & Open Hearts – Jason King

This Shots For You – Jason King

  I'm listening to blues for the westside....Ronnie earl and the broadcasters....I have a love for grimy blues....it fits my mood today....I write about love often....today however is one of those days I'm asking why the fuck I do that....because I can easily tell you about loss much easier.....and everything love isn't supposed to be.... … Continue reading This Shots For You – Jason King