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darvinasafo:

Martin Guy is facing life in prison for wounding 3 SWAT officers and killing 1 after they attempted to enter his home with a “no-knock” warrant. He was unaware the men were officers; he assumed they were trespassers. The search warrant was for drugs-no drugs were found.

Daniel Martin called the cops for assistance and they killed him on his porch.

We are under attack…

The Black Telephone

foxglovehymnal:

foxglovehymnal:

by Gemma Files

It rings in the night, inside
your closet, under your bed. In that
spare guestroom you never use. When you
pick up the receiver, you smell
someone else’s breath. The dial-tone
skips like a heartbeat. At first,
only dead air. Then some vague
water-logged words, unfathomable.

This is the drone of bees, the slur
of shifting earth, of silt. This is
the underground din of termites
dug deep and murmuring, hunger-drunk,
a crowd-wide madness of consumption
that will leave them homeless, dead
in sheaves, the wood gone to wax-paper,
a killing-jar hive.

Communication comes at a price. Language
infects. The wire spreads its blight, its vector.

Where are you calling from? you ask.
A distant voice answers, speaking no human tongue,
with no human tongue. Nothing you recognize.
Yet you reply courteously, patiently, telling it: No,
I don’t know you; I can’t make out what you’re saying.
Who? No one here by that name. What? No;
I don’t know. How did you get this number?

What do you mean, ‘what number’?

Foxglove Hymnal is now accepting submissions for our second edition, to be published in early 2015! If you have short fiction, poetry, or art of the fantasy or horror variety, and you’d like to see it published next to other awesome work, hop on over to our submissions page for more details.

The submission period is almost half over, soooooo don’t procrastinate.

gentlemanscomic:

do you identify as a dyke (or equivalent) who lives in a city (or equivalent)?? if so, please submit art/writing to my zine!! hopeful publication date December 1 2014. anywhere between 1-4 pages (it’s gonna be 1/4 page size, very petite, so keep that in mind) on your experiences as a dyke in a city. the general topic of the first issue is gonna be: what brings you to the city? pls message me with questions and I’ll answer them all.
submission deadline: November 1st. pass it on to yr dyke/city friends!!

gentlemanscomic:

do you identify as a dyke (or equivalent) who lives in a city (or equivalent)?? if so, please submit art/writing to my zine!! hopeful publication date December 1 2014. anywhere between 1-4 pages (it’s gonna be 1/4 page size, very petite, so keep that in mind) on your experiences as a dyke in a city. the general topic of the first issue is gonna be: what brings you to the city? pls message me with questions and I’ll answer them all.

submission deadline: November 1st. pass it on to yr dyke/city friends!!

ethiopienne:


No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us. Portrait of Marsha “Pay It no Mind” Johnson, a mother of the trans* and queer liberation movement. She fought at Stonewall and dedicated her life to helping trans* youth, sex workers and poor and incarcerated queers. We honor her legacy by supporting trans women of color to Live + Lead.

art by Micah Bazant

ethiopienne:

No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us. Portrait of Marsha “Pay It no Mind” Johnson, a mother of the trans* and queer liberation movement. She fought at Stonewall and dedicated her life to helping trans* youth, sex workers and poor and incarcerated queers. We honor her legacy by supporting trans women of color to Live + Lead.

art by Micah Bazant

yerthebadwolfmari:

sutafuzz:

Agent Peggy Carter
Cosplayer: Captain Morgan Cosplay / yerthebadwolfmari
Photography: Sutafuzz

AH! My Peggy Carter cosplay! The uniform is handmade uwu and the pins are vintage WWII. I love this cosplay more than myself

Please reblog this! It would mean the world to me!

I don’t usually blog cosplay but I kinda want to just tag this fashion anyway. I would wear that skirt/shirt/tie combo in real life. Also: fantastic hair.

Last Call

Night presses the gunmetal O of its mouth
against my own; I can’t help how I answer.

He is the taste of smoke, mesquite-laced tip
of the tongue. Silhouetted, a body always

pulling away, but his shirt collar in my fists,
I pull him back. Need another double-black

kiss. I’ve got more hunger than my body can hold.
Bloated with want, I’m the man who waits

for the moon to drown before I let the lake
grab my ankles & take me into its muddy mouth.

They say a city is at the bottom of all that water.
Oh, marauder. Make me a drink. I’m on my way.

—-

by Saeed Jones 

from his new book Prelude to Bruise, which is totally worth buying and is available at Coffeehouse Press.