... has recently published two excellent stories.
Disability, Inc., appears in this month's edition of All Due Respect. Stan and Chas are two stand-up guys just doing their best to get a free ride. Sketchy shrink Dr. Z is pivotal to their life goal of not doing stuff. When he asks for their help offing an old woman who's become a problem, they're more than ready to help. And fuck everything up in the process. It's set in what I'll refer to as Redneck California and injected with dark humor and cracking dialogue. A unique and sharp story with populated with hilarious/depressing moments.
First Man Falling is a killer boxing story in the last issue of Beat to a Pulp. Angel Martin is trying to pry his way into the world of big-time professional boxing, despite forces conspiring against him--which in this case is everyone in his life. He enters the biggest fight of his life against fan-favorite El Mudo, who is deaf. The attention to detail in this story is startling. It really feels like you're the one getting your ass kicked! And Angel is a very well constructed character who I was definitely rooting for.