Man Shoved

22 May 19
Every Angel is Terror

I wrote this about a year ago (?) in response to an episode of the podcast Love + Radio  that featured the story of Evan, a young man with a “secret”. After a whirlwind romance ended in heartbreak, the sensitive, evolved (somewhat), former lefie Evan became the bitter, tough, right is might Evan. It was a sad – […]

22 May 19
Whatsawhizzer Web Novels

Previous | Table of Contents | Next “Aiiii!” “Don’t make weird noises while I’m touching you.” I frowned, my hands sliding up and down her back. “But it’s so cold!” She panted. “You’re supposed to warm it first! “You’re the one who wanted this.” I sighed. “Mm… that’s because you must put work into me […]

22 May 19
Callum's Film Reviews

So, our watch has finally ended. Eight years ago, possibly the greatest television show ever made began, and now, after a much maligned final season, it’s over. This isn’t going to be a review, as such, so I won’t be going into detail on every single plot point, and there will be some major ones […]

22 May 19
Gay Book Reviews

Title: The Hate You Drink Author: N.R. Walker Publisher: Blue Heart Press Release Date: May 23rd, 2019 Genre(s): Romance Page Count: 320 Blurb: Erik Keston, son of the Keston Real Estate empire, knows what it takes to be successful. Despite his inherent wealth, he holds his own. He works hard, he’s grounded, he’s brilliant. He’s […]

22 May 19
Heretical Edge and Summus Proelium

Previous Chapter “So I guess I’m a superhero now,” I announced to my unicorn. Right, backing up. I didn’t have an actual unicorn. My parents were rich and powerful, but not that rich and powerful. They couldn’t magically produce things that didn’t really exist. At least, I was pretty sure they couldn’t. If it turned […]

22 May 19
Game of Differences

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVoDFrTw4ZU “It is only another empty castle,” Meera said as she gazed across the desolation of rubble, ruins, and weeds. No, thought Bran, it is Nightfort, and this is the end of the world. In the mountains, all he could think of was reaching the Wall and finding the three-eyed crow, but now that they […]

22 May 19
A New Dish

On the whole, I have been pretty disappointed by the final season of Game of Thrones and, while there were some bright spots in the final episode, I was ultimately let down by the finale. When my wife asked me, “Is there any way this episode could have ended that would have satisfied you?” I […]

22 May 19
TJ's

With dinner out of the way, Angus settled on the couch to read.  Her little dog Penny pranced around, playing happily with her toys.  Looking at the little dog, Angus once again was pleased with her decision to have a pet.  Penny had been a rescue.  From what the shelter had told Angus, Penny had […]

22 May 19
MEMwrites

By Matthew E. Milliken MEMwrites.wordpress.com May 22, 2019 Nancy A—, North Carolina player, was moved to our table perhaps 90 minutes into the national championship finals. At some point, a universally beloved World Tavern Poker employee named Scooty walked up to our table with a smirk on his face and told her, “You drive however […]

22 May 19
Daily Breeze
A Torrance City Council meeting once again descended into chaos Tuesday night, May 21, as demonstrators angry over December’s fatal police shooting of Christopher De’Andre Mitchell clashed with counter-protesters — this time amid the panel’s discussion on new rules of order to try to limit such outbursts. The council ultimately passed the new rules, but not before police in riot gear cleared Council Chambers following the uproar. Last week, a similar confrontation, though more severe, resulted in three arrests. This week, there were no arrests and no injuries, but one person in a group of counter-protesters — who wore “Make America Great Again” hats and held signs blasting liberals — shoved one of the demonstrators. On Tuesday, the panel discussed an urgency ordinance making it a misdemeanor to disrupt council meetings and disobey orders from the mayor. The item inflamed tensions in what had been an otherwise tense but relatively quiet meeting. Mayor Pat Furey cut off a speaker from the counter-protester group when his subject matter veered off topic to the killing of Mitchell; he defended the police and criticized Mitchell, who police say was driving a stolen car with a long gun air rifle between his knees. Those comments sparked outrage from about 25 demonstrators, some with the local chapter of Black Lives Matter. Next, a man from the Black Lives Matter group took to the lectern and shouted at the council members that the proposed decorum rules hearkened to a period of segregation and slavery; Furey admonished that speaker as well for not staying on topic and told him to step away from the lectern. As he left, however, he riled up the crowd with a call-and-response chant. That’s when the mayor ordered the Council Chambers cleared, as he has done multiple times in the past few months. Only this time, police entered the chambers wearing riot gear and holding billy clubs. They emptied the public areas row by row. When the council reconvened about an hour later, without those who caused the disruption, it resumed discussing the proposed ordinance. #gallery-1816496-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1816496-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1816496-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1816496-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ A group protesting the killing by Torrance police of Christopher De’Andre Mitchell in December clashes with counter-protesters at the Torrance City Council meeting Tuesday, May 21, shortly before the mayor ordered the council cleared by police. (Photo by David Rosenfeld) A counter demonstrator at the Torrance City Council meeting Tuesday night, May 21, points toward the dais after shoving a member of a group with Black Lives Matter protesting the police killing of Christopher DeAndre Mitchell. (Photo by David Rosenfeld) Torrance police in riot gear clear the City Council chambers Tuesday night, May 21, after two groups of demonstrators clashed over the police killing of an African American man in December. (Photo by David Rosenfeld)   The new rules for council meetings make explicit much of how the council had already been operating, under California law, when it comes to unruly behavior. But the Torrance Municipal Code had never before spelled out those rules. “The city of Torrance recognizes and respects the rights of freedom of speech but the rules of order must be observed so that all attendees can hear and be heard,” Furey said during his admonishment, prior to receiving general public comments and clearing the chamber Tuesday. “Anybody who engages in disruptive behavior will be removed.” Based on the new ordinance, which the council unanimously passed, failure to abide by council rules — including an order from the mayor to clear the chambers or to stop speaking — could be a misdemeanor, with a maximum punishment of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. A proposal to limit public comments from three to two minutes was rejected. I’m at the Torrance City Council meeting tonight. Black Lives Matter folks along with counter protesters wearing MAGA hats are here again along with Lawyers Guild observers. All quiet so far aside from cameras in people’s faces. pic.twitter.com/PTi72fH7U3 — David Rosenfeld (@RosenfeldReport) May 22, 2019
22 May 19
KYG Draft

The capsule turned as it dropped. The final mag-lock shrieked as it slowly dragged down the side of the building, tearing a rent in the wall’s cladding as it went. Inside, Steve and Kelso screamed as the interior rotated. Their restraints held them in place as they spun. Tumbling in the middle of the capsule […]

22 May 19
Phantom of the Library

Rating: 4/5 stars Pages: 468 Series: Women of the Otherworld, Book 2 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Shapeshifters/Werewolves, Romance, Adult Rereading this book again, I have to say that it’s my least favourite book in the series. That’s not to say it’s not phenomenal, because it is. It’s more that this book has to do the job […]

22 May 19
Crescent Lane

It was a sunny autumn afternoon when the foliage bronzed and coppered, sky appeared higher and bluer, and among gauzes of mutating clouds swooshed kites, those rice-paper birds, butterflies and dragons streaking the sky in red, purple and orange, making alive  the air infused with fragrances of pear, sugar and cinnamon.  Clank of pencils in the tin […]

22 May 19
Hira xoxo

The dusty ceiling had its rough flaky texture, and she sensed it with a sway of her hand, raising it high and low, swimming and floating it against the gravity. The dirt of the surface was a rubber that ran smoothly through her hand and the touch of her hand made her feel alive and […]