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A comic from Mike Allen

Creative Non-Fiction
by Gary Reddin

Keeping time
to the malicious
beating of a
dead horse.
Did you wash your mouth with acid?
The Old
Gods dance in
children’s heads at
Sunday school.
Your father knows
only that the sun has risen,
not where it may have
been last night.
Preying Mantis?
Praying mantis.
Do you even know how to cook?
Spare the rod
spoil the child

Why would you do that?
I don’t want to know.
The schism is in
your brothers head.
We go to rivers floating like sailors!
The monsters in the
forest have made their
way into your heart
where they creep
like killers.
Losing faith
in the
plaster saints.
Past her.
We will fall from the mountains again!
Spoil the meat
spare the child.

Presque Vu
by Gary Reddin

Something lingered on his tongue for a moment,
but he could not place the taste of the words.


‘Life’s got reckoning to do’” by Mike Allen & James Coburn

NonDoc’s 2015 Sunday Funday series by Mike Allen, et al

Sunday Funday 12/20: A ‘tremendous opportunity,’ if you have the money

Sunday Funday 12/12: Don’t fear the weeper

Sunday Funday 12/5: The price of safety at home

Sunday Funday 11/29: Jesus and Vermin Supreme

A somber Sunday Funday 11/22: Requiem for Paris

Sunday Funday 11/15: Lady and the app

Sunday Funday 11/8: Pyramids and riverbanks

Sunday Funday 11/1: Bacon to be Born Again

Sunday Funday 10/25: ‘Words’ for the King of the Fall 

Sunday Funday 10/18: We died happy, offline

Sunday Funday 10/11: ‘Seeing life in all its folly’

Sunday Funday 10/4: Land and time not in my backyard

Sunday Funday 9/27: New definitions, baseball and Short Order Poems

Sunday Funday 9/20: With others ‘losing,’ Trump says, ‘Hadouken!’

Sunday Funday 9/13: Kanye West and a man who smells

Introducing Sunday Funday from Mike Allen