ACME: An Introduction

This ten-part fiction is currently being serialised in our zine. You can download a PDF of our first issue, featuring this part, here.

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An Introduction
(welcome to the wonderful world of entertainment)

Petey stood perspiring, rubbing his porky and ill-defined pinkies together in angst, fearful but energized. Letโ€™s proceed to paint this picture with all the full wonder and respect it commands, for the room in which Petey shook โ€“ not entirely out of disturbance, but more anticipation โ€“ was so unlike any enclosed space you have ever entered. The only thing known to the average human, like you or I, that could even approach the decoration, architecture or general ambience of that cavernous chamber is what hallucinogenic drug users may find in an un-enclosed clearing.…   [continue reading]

Feedbag

It’s 6pm and purple hue is about to grasp the horizon, in some ways closing the door on the day and hurrying your exploits. ย Your blood pumps painfully sober around your body, made all the more unbearable by the familiar loneliness that punctuates these times. ย You try not to think about those better prepared, already enjoying the hazy embrace of lemon-tinted herb to the tones of their favourite mixtape. ย Others have different vices – bodies better cushioned by belated bevvies or the simple hypnotism of Hollyoaks. ย Unburdened by the grind of which you’re subject, it’s best to not consider them at all.…   [continue reading]