HST Quarterly: Fall 2016

September 30, 2016

horror, adj.

inspiring or creating loathing, aversion, etc.
sleaze, adj.
contemptibly low, mean, or disreputable
trash, n.

literary or artistic material of poor or inferior quality

Welcome to the inaugural issue of HST Quarterly, the curated collection from Horror, Sleaze and Trash.

Featuring poems by Arthur Graham, Ben John Smith, Michael Marrotti, Robert Beveridge, J.J. Campbell, Amber Decker, Andy Carrington (‘Sigourney Weaver Reminds Me of My Mum’), Terry Smith, Chris Butler, Chelsea Howard, John D. Robinson, Johnny Scarlotti, Thom Young, Jon Bennett, John Grey, Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Angelica Fuse, John Grochalski, Russ Cope, Marcus Severns, Steven Storrie, Ally Malinenko, and A. Lynn Blumer.

Message Arthur Graham for a free ebook, or PayPal $5 to arthur.graham.pub@gmail.com for your hand-made, limited-edition print copy.

 


 

Sigourney Weaver Reminds Me of My Mum

That hair

that mouth

that take-no-shit attitude

it inspires me. She’s a strong woman

 

running after the baby carriage in GHOSTBUSTERS
II

(it seems like only yesterday).

 

She might not even be in the same country
or even galaxy

 

but her essence is alive (I believe) somewhere
in space

 

just floating, watching
over
us
from what seems like the heavens.

 

Ellen Ripley never got a proper send-
off (RESURRECTION was gash)
and Mum died
soon after before I could say
bye

 

but sometimes I like to sit back and watch all the ALIENS
films back-
to-back
–     even though I’ve seen them a million
times already     –

 

there’s a certain appeal
in seeing an attractive woman take on outer-
space
monsters
in her underpants.

 

Freud might say I’d kill
for these women
in order to keep playing out this fantasy

 

but I adore them both (I ain’t just some love-sick fan-
boy)

 

they give me hope.

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