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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