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still from The Third AgeThe Third Age, Episode 10: “In Exile”

Holly, Zinone and Morning are on the run and facing a crossroads. Will their fragile group survive?

Christmas lights, by David MilanoGallery of the Disappeared Men

She had seen that clouded look before, a determined mix of pity and revulsion and something else she could not define. It was there and then gone in an instant, like that first surprising zing… [more]

still from The Third Age, episode 9The Third Age, Episode 9: “Mission Control”

Holly, Zinone, and Morning scramble to avoid capture, while Jerrod struggles to stay sane.

Michele BachmannMichele Bachmann

I want to see this film and I want to read this book. She is the anachronistic subject of the poem, the woman in the oil painting making love to crabs. I’m a little girl… [more]

still from The Third Age, episode 8The Third Age, Episode 8: “Hyperopia”

This week, The Third Age kicks into high gear. After completing her ritual with Morning, Holly knows what she has to do, but can she do it? And Jerrod Woolf’s vision reaches a critical point,… [more]

Dig Doug, Day 3Dig Doug, Day 3

Doug didn’t bother taking a shower. Instead, he came into work early as usual. As he stood in front of the building, waiting for Kay to unlock it, he noticed that the others stood away… [more]

still from The Third Age, episode 7The Third Age, Episode 7: “The Tree of Life”

If you watch one episode of The Third Age, make it this one! This week, Holly leads a ritual to find out the truth about Morning, and is shocked by what she discovers!

art by MingagraphyA Blanket Made with Thistles

A long tongue of highway slithered out ahead of us, the windows kept sticking and the air conditioning didn’t work. I could feel my breath make a wave of lazy lines in front of me… [more]

still from The Third Age, episode 6The Third Age, Episode 6: “The Spiral Path”

Holly and Zinone catch up, while Jerrod meets some new friends. Catch up on The Third Age, the groundbreaking psychedelic webseries from the creators of Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods.

Pushed, artwork by Christopher CoffeyPushed

He stood up from his desk and yelled, _____“Nasty-ass bitch motherfucker!” when I told him to leave, perhaps mistaking my nervous, shocked smile for mocking when he thrusted his hands into my chest on his… [more]

still from The Third Age, episode 5The Third Age, Episode 5: “Constructing Reality”

Christopher Zinone seeks the help of an old friend, and Jerrod Woolf continues his quest for the divine.

art by Cory HansonIn the Junkyards #6

I road rage on fatal attractions side-swipe your hard trim or destroy your front fascia & pillar. Your juke box boys are out of gas. When the sun went corrupt. I disassemble over your Mach-IV body. Can… [more]

screenshot from The Third Age, episode 4The Third Age, Episode 4: “Cranial Samples”

Jerrod gets a strange visitor, and Morning causes trouble at home. The Third Age is a dramatic webseries from the producers of the acclaimed documentaries Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods and Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts.

Vacancy, by MinagraphySecond Coming

In Sunday School today Miss Hooker said that Jesus is coming but she’s not sure when–coming again, she means. He was here once before, a half-a-Bible ago, before there was anything like we know today.… [more]

from The Third Age, Episode 3The Third Age, Episode 3: “Receives Transmissions”

Jerrod reveals his vision of the future, while Zinone struggles with his feelings about Morning. The Third Age is a dramatic webseries from the producers of the acclaimed documentaries Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods and… [more]

Fancy Cat, by Chris Coffey1978

She lived alone. She lived many lives. Her name was Jenn. She had several cats. They rarely came out. Jenn barely went out either. Her weekly trips to the store. The cherry wine. The Pall… [more]

Milton, from The Third AgeThe Third Age, Episode 2: “Static”

After meeting a strange woman, Christopher Zinone finds the life he knew falling further and further away. Meanwhile, new employee Mark gets a taste of life at Woolf Pharmaceutical. The Third Age is a dramatic… [more]

Childhood 4, by Julian DariusOne: Strain [of] Reflection

Net the tulips with their own wither. (It will fit better as the colors fade.) To black tripping white, pledge pieces of the fallen. Flatten the table’s surface pretending to be Columbus’ demise. We know… [more]

The Third Age stillThe Third Age, Episode 1: “Fall to Earth”

“The old age believed in magic, this age believes in science, but we are on the precipice of a third age, a fusion of everything that’s come before.” In this episode: a ritual, a mysterious… [more]

Steven Storky and the Case of the Lost BallsSteven Storky and the Case of the Lost Balls

Steven Storky has lost his balls. His wife, Sandy, may have them, but Steven doesn’t have the balls to ask her. It’ll be a lose-lose situation if he asks her anyway. She certainly won’t give… [more]

The Third Age posterThe Third Age Trailer

The Third Age is an original dramatic, sci-fi show created for the web, and I’m very excited to be launching the show on Martian Lit. For the next six months or so, we’ll be releasing… [more]

And Still Your Fingers on Your LipsAnd Still Your Fingers on Your Lips

A cross section of the sharp young minds who flourished under his tutelage will slowly be reduced to paper towels. The ink will become wet black splotches suspended in liquid purple. A dendrochronology more than… [more]

Just One Look illustrationJust One Look

She looked like the kind of girl who needed to be smacked around a little before the fucking started. She should have said something before. I got taken in and it was the first time… [more]

Dig Doug illustration 2Dig Doug, Day 2

Doug woke hungry the next day. His stomach rattled and revolted like a prisoner trying to escape. For the first time ever, he wanted to go to work. Not to work on his blog, but… [more]

Nira/Sussa, the novel by Julian DariusMartian Lit Releases the Novel Nira/Sussa

Martian Lit’s much-anticipated novel Nira/Sussa has been released in paperback and on Kindle. The transgressive plot sees its unlikable, emotionally stunted thirtysomething narrator having an affair with a 17-year-old girl. But in the ultimate transgressive… [more]