"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."
Hunter S. Thompson

A word from the dealer

Welcome to the Gonzo underbelly.

This is Paraphernalia Quarterly. If you've made it this far, chances are you know what you've gotten yourself into. This is the rogue's gallery, a place where there is honor among thieves and where the alias is an art form. Within you'll find poetry and prose from back-room card games and back-alley knife-fights, tales of misadventure and odes to girls-gone-wrong. This is a place where street-credit is more important than store-credit, where black-market entrepreneur is a viable occupation. Fights may break out, court dates may be ignored. Good times will be had. If this is what you've come looking for, sit down and pack a bowl. We've got stories to tell.

We are proud to feature Mathias Nelson here in issue #1 of PQ. With 4 poems and an incredible piece of prose, he holds the standard high for us. Bookending this issue are two pieces by Isaac Seal, two different looks at a rather bleak situation. Light a candle & fall in love. Magicant has contributed one kick-ass graphic piece with "In The Garage," just make sure to keep him away from yr cat. We've got eulogies & confessions, and a little bit of everything in between so grab a beer & pull up a stool. The pipe is coming around.

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