Tag Archives: booze

A Caustic Summer (Excerpt 2)

An excerpt from A Caustic Summer. A novella by Brady Tighe. Available now! 1st Circle of Sober Hell The Unmade Bed of Sleepless Hot Nights It’s too hot to sleep, and so you toss and turn among the sheets and … Continue reading

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True Love

Merry Christmas everyone. Or happy holidays. Whatever you want.  She was a dolled up redhead with skin that tasted like urinal cakes drinking cheap gin with a slice of browning lemon and smoking those thin cigarettes that never fit in … Continue reading

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How Carly Rae Jepsen Let Me Know I’ve Grown as a Person

In December of 2014 I was drinking to excess every single day, had recently quit my job, and had seen the end of a five-year relationship that was at points as close to marriage at times as I was then … Continue reading

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The 30th

We took your land killed your people and made poor imitations of your music. Now, we take your holidays and turn them into excuses to drink. The ultimate insult: Years of tradition distilled into an event with $3 margaritas served … Continue reading

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Cigarettes Smoked After She Left

1. She had just left. He was sitting on a brick wall behind their building. He lit a cigarette and stared at an empty bottle of beer that was sitting in the gutter, covered in grass and spent butts and … Continue reading

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Sober Nights in Drunk City

Whiskey fiends prowl slick streets and howl at the moon for one more hit of the good stuff. The gutters overflow with rivers of cheap rye spilled from cheap plastic glasses, and the wind whistles through orchestras of empty beer … Continue reading

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Portrait of the Writer as a Young Drunk

-1- I was young, had just gone through a breakup, moved back to Calgary, and was now working at a liquor store there. I hadn’t written anything in months. I bought a small notebook to try and kick the tires … Continue reading

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