Alvarado sprang to his feet, sent his chair crashing back and towered over the table, his right hand resting on his sword belt. "Five thousand pesos is a paltry price to betray a friend." Read the second of four selections from the new novel War God.
Local currency is often proposed as a way to revitalize
local economies, insulate them from global market forces, and re-create
community. There are at present thousands of them around the world. So what's the catch?
We have come seeking the healing the earth offers through her sacred medicines. These mushrooms
are legal for a 30-kilometer radius around the village of Huautla. Baskets of mushrooms are
painted on the outside walls of the church. Here the mushroom is another
image for Christ.
In China, I am a wealthy westerner. I am poor in Dubai and London, but I can be middle class or rich elsewhere, depending where my plane lands. What does this say about personal worth?
Puss is a concept; something you desire to be into, a goal and a means. A finely tuned nest egg with interior mechanisms, or a flippy flesh purse grafted to a vacuum. — a collection of excerpts from Book of Practical Pussies, selected by Kevin Killian.