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  • Best First Sentence Winner

    Best First Sentence Winner

    July 10th, 2014 | Best First Sentence Contest | journalpulp | 1 Comment

    It was another difficult decision over which I heartached for one week. Here, in no particular order, were the finalists: She sat down exhausted. — Shannon Murray After a lifetime of incubation, she now carried the fatal disease. — Scott The Ark lay in shadow, its golden angels covered in thousands of years of dust. […]

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  • 4th of July and the Nature of Independence

    4th of July and the Nature of Independence

    July 3rd, 2014 | Fourth of July | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Independence is autonomy. It’s the freedom to govern yourself and to rely upon your own independent judgment. Independence is freedom. But what, finally, is freedom? Freedom, in its most fundamental form, really has only one meaning: it is the omission of force. Freedom is the absence of compulsion. It simply means that you are left […]

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    The Carpet-Licker and the Cosmo

    June 26th, 2014 | Bartending | journalpulp | 16 Comments

    And other fine, fine cocktails from the 1980′s: Possibly Related: Getting Numb with Rum

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    $100.00 for the Best First Sentence

    June 19th, 2014 | Best First Sentence Contest | journalpulp | 234 Comments

    Journal Pulp is offering a $100.00 cash prize for the following: Best first sentence for a novel about a monomaniacal archeologist who discovers for certain the actual resting place of the Ark of the Covenant, and who resolves that, despite its being so heavily guarded, she will open the golden lid of the Ark — […]

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