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art by MinagraphyWe’ll Take a Lover in the Afterlife

Dreamed on 15 Jan 2013. I was at my parents’ house, helping them move electronics around the living room. Everything we moved had other things behind it, flattened cardboard boxes propped up against the wall,… [more]

screenshotThe Third Age, Volume II, Episode 8: “Alone in the Dark”

Holly meets a new friend. Jerrod struggles with new realization. After this episode, there will be a month-long hiatus to finish post-production on the final Third Age episodes. Then the series will return for a… [more]

ChallengerThe Challenger

After Dad died and we moved in with Leon, everything went to shit.  I remember the first night he did it to me.  I was fourteen.  Mom was–most likely passed out–downstairs on the sofa with… [more]

screenshotThe Third Age, Volume II, Episode 7: “Behind the Mask”

Mark thinks about his future, while Zinone is haunted by ghosts of the past. Look for another new episode next week, and be sure to follow us on Twitter (@thirdagebegins) for the latest news. The… [more]

Manhands, by Christopher CoffeyKen’s Doll

There’s really nothing wrong with the Valley. People accustomed to Sunset look down on it but paradise has its limits; thinking all of Los Angeles can be a palm-lined mirage of awesomeness is lunacy. The… [more]

screenshotThe Third Age, Volume II, Episode 6: “Party of One”

Holly confronts her jailer, while Zinone attends a party. Look for another new episode next week, and be sure to follow us on Twitter (@thirdagebegins) for the latest news. The Third Age is a psychedelic… [more]

His BackShe Didn’t Even Know Who He Was

I am wearing a facsimile of glasses worn by a young man when he was shot six times outside his apartment. It was a tragedy and it was infamous so I do not have to… [more]

The Third Age screenshotThe Third Age, Volume II, Episode 5: “Remote Control”

Zinone reunites with an old friend, and Morning finds herself seeing static. Look for another new episode next week, and be sure to follow us on Twitter (@thirdagebegins) for the latest news. The Third Age… [more]

Michelangelo's Creation of Adam (close-up)Dinner and Charades

It is evening, and the sun is low.  I ring the doorbell to my sister’s house.  She answers the door, her brown eyes alight with excitement. “Why hello, Mike!” Nicole gushes.  “How’s my favorite brother… [more]

screenshotThe Third Age, Volume II, Episode 4: “Bad Dream”

Zinone negotiates, Morning deals with a bad dream and Holly wakes up. The Third Age is a psychedelic webseries from the creators of acclaimed documentaries Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods and Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts.

marsEpithalamion: An Undetected Life

The Martians have decided to get married. Bridal magazines unfold on the end tables and curl in the humidity of the bathroom. Every weekend they take the city bus to the mall, to David’s, and… [more]

screenshotThe Third Age, Volume II, Episode 3: “The Gilded Cage”

Zinone returns to The Third Age, and life is looking good, if only that pesky conscience would stop bothering him. Meanwhile, Woolf Pharmaceutical expands production. Look for another new episode next week, and be sure… [more]

Marfa: An Alien InviteMARFA: AN ALIEN INVITE (TEXAS ET)

John M. Edwards, an alien spotter, drives out with some friends through the lonesome Texas tumbleweeds to party down with extraterrestrials. —————————————————————— Have you ever gotten an RSVP from Heaven? So here I was smack effing dab… [more]

screenshotThe Third Age, Volume II, Episode 2: “The God Genome”

Jerrod’s vision is realized, but at what cost? The psychedelic journey continues in The Third Age, Volume II.

turtle toyTurtle Power

In the Black Hills we went to a replica of the Flintstone’s town where I sat in Fred’s car. My brother climbed Dino while my sister stuck her face atop Wilma’s neck. I was too… [more]

The Third Age 2.1: "The Grand Illusion"The Third Age, Volume II, Episode 1: “The Grand Illusion”

The Third Age returns! For a recap of the first series, click here.

Leopard PeopleLeopard People

Lermontov got on the plane back to Russia and put the jacket over his face, trying to picture an airport without people for his return. He tried not to think of the people he’d let… [more]

The Third Age posterThe Third Age, Volume II Trailer

It’s been a long time since we last released a new episode of The Third Age. But the break is over, and we’re ready to return with Volume II. With this set of episodes, we’re… [more]

GrasshopperRetroactively Potent

Wanting to use ‘I am your boomerang’ in a poem, I Googled to make sure no one else had used the metaphor. But of course someone else had thought of it before. He also wrote… [more]

Politics, by John ShawBlack and Blue in ’32

I’m the favorite to win. It’s not my foreign policy and it’s not my handling of domestic issues. Nobody gives a shit about the unemployment numbers, job growth, the illusory downward trend of the trade… [more]

DoublingProbationary Period

Upon being hired by the Company, all new employees must serve a ninety (90) calendar day trial period. Your performance will be carefully monitored during this period. They say there’s cameras but they won’t tell… [more]

NineNine

My name is George, and I have a nine-inch cock. This is its story.

Berkeley marina, by MinagraphyPray to Lord I Hope at Least One of My Ears Doesn’t Pop

i. Sarah had seen him many times shedding tears exclusively for film characters. And so when Fred cried at the departure gate, she thought they might be in a documentary. ii. Paul asked Jeannie, over… [more]

art by Seann McCollumBull

After his tour of duty in Afghanistan, Billy believed he had seen everything. Arm yourself, learn to kill efficiently, develop a nose for IEDs impatient under the sand, pick up severed limbs, embrace a fallen… [more]

art by Thomas HawkUnidentified Photo on the Internet

The seaweed men patrol the icy town with sticks wrapped in bumbergrass their hooked beaks hissing steam, eyes painted open against the twilight. They trudge the streets like shaggy marionettes, boots cracking glazed tarmac, past… [more]