Are You Fucking New Here?- A Weyward Sisters Collaboration

Originally published on Sudden Denouement You dropped by today dissected my verse thoughtfully pointed out all the ways I could smooth out my edges improve flow to slide more gently past your discerning eyes you must be fucking new here if you think I was asking for it not a fan of unsolicited advice my … Continue reading Are You Fucking New Here?- A Weyward Sisters Collaboration

Phalanx-Jimmi Campkin

Jimmi Campkin leaves me breathless on Sudden Denouement

Sudden Denouement Collective


I should resist, but she has the confident glow of a seasoned drunk, smelling of cheap vodka and cherry gum.  She does handstands and I watch those filthy, unwashed baseball sneakers form an arc; just missing a string to be a devastating bow.  She hovers upside down for a moment and her arms burst with blood and sinew.  She walks on her hands, legs now bent like a scorpion, as I walk slowly and solemnly behind her like an undertaker walking to a funeral.

My friends tell me she is bad news but I like bad news.  I read about murder every day, I slow down for car wrecks, and I love how the spot on her forehead is infected and seething from being picked by grubby fingernails.  I love how she pushes rusty nails under her skin.  I love how she took up my dare to stand under the…

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Breathless-Erich Michaels

Erich Michaels captures a moment of loss frozen in time

Sudden Denouement Collective

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You left the room

The vacuum you created

Has me raking at my throat

I frantically try to draw in air

I look around and it seems

I’m the only one struggling

The only one who even noticed

That you’ve gone

My hand reaches out

To your point of egress

And all I feel is bitter cold

Biting at my fingertips

I’m losing consciousness

My outstretched hand falls

My now limp arm lies next to me

The warm impression you left

In the couch cushion

Is felt by the back of my hand

Then the smallest of streams of air

Finds purchase in my throat

Erich Michaels describes himself as  “just trying to share the human experience.”  He has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing, but find himself writing SOPs (lather, rinse, repeat) in order to make a living, which can be detrimental to the creative process.  You can find…

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‘So what is this Anthology thing all about and why do you keep posting about it?’

If you are a new follower to Brave and Reckless, you may be a little puzzled by all the posts over the last few days about the release of Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective.  You may even think that I am a little over-enthused about it.  Fair enough. Let me … Continue reading ‘So what is this Anthology thing all about and why do you keep posting about it?’