I was lying in bed one afternoon, holding onto a piece of rose quartz (for self-love) and thinking how I wished I could just bathe in it and soak up that feeling.
I shouldn’t be so afraid
I should factor this into
She is the darkside Disney princess I wish existed.
Reminiscent of Clive Barker, Vidito delves into the dark corners of love, sex, and madness with language that drips raw off the page.
We want to hear your horror stories, be they real or the product of your own twisted minds.
She thought about the toasted bread that her mother made for her every morning to drink with black sage tea, but most of all, she thought about a perfect kind of love.
Wrath James White’s poems are red and wet love songs to a pillory, set to the beat of a flogging whip–the kind of sweet nothings Barker’s Cenobites would whisper.
It’s almost Buddhist – her detachment and rejection of material, hedonistic pursuits.
We talked about the medical benefits of marijuana, finding Goddess spirituality, Wicca, and her witchy tale on this episode of Get Lit With Leza.
Maybe it started as an obligation to the U.S. government, but I’d like to think our relationship has progressed beyond that.
TRAGEDY QUEENS is an anthology of stories inspired by two of my favorite muses. I have always been drawn to dark feminine archetypes.
You’ll find yourself asking the question: What have I done for love, and what would I do?
Everything that we are afraid to do; the anticipation or the fear of it is always greater than doing it. Even if it is something awful.
The term “genius” gets thrown around a lot but I definitely feel Chelsea Martin is genius as fuck.
Which is your muse? Plath, Lana, or both?
Being on Get Lit is like talking to the cool girl in the bar bathroom, only you’re talking about literature and other awesome shit instead of crying about something.
Wait till you hear the unintelligible shit show of my real life.
Ikea is a strange and dangerous place. But if knowing witches is good for anything, it’s for walking into scary and confusing situations like this.
What did you do in Amsterdam?
Shy Watson: oh my god what didn’t i do
Ten first date movies guaranteed to either get you blocked on social media or help you find the love of your life.
CLASH BOOKS has your Valentine’s Day covered with two juicy new releases!
“Imagine if David Lynch produced a gritty, raw, live-action JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH.”
“So this summer I was helping out on this farm with all these anarchist witches & stuff.”
“When I was your age, mija, I had my heart broken by a beautiful man.”
“This was not an interview, it was a conversation.”
“The Tarot is all about accessing your subconscious and conversing with it.”
“Small and dark and slanted eyed like me.”
Her smile was sharp and immediate; her eyes were twin voids.
How did my pain get so big?
I enjoyed rambling through a wide range of topics.
“You look exactly like your Facebook photos, and it’s making my stomach all mushy.”
“I know your mom stole your whole name from her favorite telenovela.”
“The bride told me I looked like shit. Then she laughed.”
“TRAGEDY QUEENS is an anthology that brings together two powerful muses.”
“She is not scared of owning her badness or her goodness.”
“These stories get under your skin.”
“I think I was smoking a cigar.”
“Your father has a devil inside him.”
“How cool would it be if you actually got Cher to do a poetry zine for one of the Ladybox releases?”
“Come to Vegas and we can go to karaoke.”
“10/10 would chat again”
“It felt much more like a conversation than a sort of performance of me-ness.”
“My friends were all hood rats.”
“Dreams are often a strange equalizer.”
Take a trip to the METAL side of LIT
“Being on this podcast made me feel like I fell into some weird Loony Tunes wormhole.”
“I felt okay about being charmless. I was going to eat ice-cream.”
“I was a religious little boy and thought Guns N’ Roses were nothing but sinners and going to hell.”
“I can’t untangle my queerness from my politics or my magickal practice.”
“Bet it feels good to smash up a toilet.”
“I picture myself as Lena Dunham with a beard.”
“When I finally decided to quit drinking I had anxiety about being alone.”
“I want to make shit happen.”
“No vampires, werewolves, and certainly no witches.”
“I’m still the heathen it represents, but now I’m a sober, happy heathen.”
“I fought so long to plant a flag in something that never should have been disputed territory.”
“I have a firm belief that sacred cows make the best hamburgers.”
“Every human being gets addicted to something.’
“If you expend so much effort into being what other people desire it’ll leave you feeling empty.”
“Once he jumped on me while I was humping my pillow.”
“You can just imagine all those Chinese like a little army of yellow ants crawling over it, can’t you?”
“Kathleen Hanna never stops. She can’t be kept down.”
“BRUJA is a fluid, non-linear, and organic experience.”
“I visit old people in their homes and help them with daily tasks, like cooking and cleaning and bathing.”
“My heart is a dumpster fire.”
“Basically, Elizabeth Ellen should win the Pulitzer Prize and then immediately be beaten to death with it because she’s so good, so human, so completely fucked.”
“We loved Kerouac’s Mexico City Blues and Enzo wanted to read the whole book out loud. It took a long time because we got very drunk.”
“I had the image of me eating my heart but it was cake instead of my actual heart.”
“Titles such as Wall of Kiss, Mother Puncher, and Suicide Girls in the Afterlife grab your attention and make you wonder what kind of madness unfolds within those pages.”
“If you enjoy surrealistic Bizarro fiction with a heart too big to contain within its pages, then this is the collection for you.”
“Imagine watching your ten-year old drawing chainsaw dicks.”
“We live in a time that fetishizes 80s popular culture, so wouldn’t it be rad if you developed a vaginal opening on your stomach that supports Betamax tapes?”
“Godzilla helped give me my moral compass.”
“I just chose the gutter to dwell in, and with what the world seems to be moving into, I think it’s a perfect place to assess and judge it.”
Danger Slater is a Bizarro writer who uses surrealism, dark humor, and a healthy dose of existential angst to create his stories.
“All of my tattoos are reflections, more or less, of visions.”
“I do not control people’s boner.”
CLASH Media catches up with Constance Ann Fitzgerald and talks about her new book, Glue.
“My grandmother made Christmas ornaments from dried apricots and sugar cookies that she baked with her own hands, a creation upon a creation. They were all tiny women, and she gave them dark hair like us, which felt like a gift to me.”
“Our abuelitas went to special masses and some of the nativity sets under our trees featured a baby Jesus that had slightly darker skin than the Jesus the gringos put under their tree.”
“Whether you think Christmas is shit or Christmas is the shit, when you are Catalan, your Christmas is going to be full of shit. And I mean literally. And no, it doesn’t get that dirty (usually).”
“Welcome to Skin Stories, where I ask some of the most exciting voices in fiction to tell us the stories behind their tattoos.”
“I can’t stand most holidays. The idea of having to sit around with folks I spend most of the year trying to avoid out of social obligation always sets me on edge.”
“Myself and my two older sisters were never exactly Little Women but we did our best not to hate each other.”
“Our nation is a cracked mirror. You stare into the glass, hoping to find solace, but you are delivered more cracks.”
“What a surreal time to be alive in all the history of the world and be who I am.”
“CLASH wants your creepy stories!”
“Every night he asks me the same question. “Will you sleep with me?”
“I’m an all-or-nothing kind of person, and when I become interested in something, I give it my all.”