New Chapbook: As The Sky Burns

Just released! Kyle Richtig’s new chapbook As The Sky Burns is available for free download.

On Writing: Chalkboard

I didn’t know where I was going when I started writing “Chalkboard”. I wanted to write a story that was a mashup of something like Silence of the Lambs meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I have always been fascinated with these movies, as they are both about human predators. In both instances the main villain, (HannibalContinue reading “On Writing: Chalkboard”

On Writing: Adam & Steve

Adam & Steve was written at a time when I believed in using parody to reclaim power. I was honestly tired of hearing, “It’s Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” throughout much of my life, and this became a passive aggressive way of dealing with it. These days I find that inaction is preferable.

On Writing: Fear

“Fear” was my first short story to be published. I had lived alone for about a year and a half when I wrote this story. I was living in Whitby, ON, and my then partner had taken a job in California. Living alone with only dogs and cats to talk to can make anyone feelContinue reading “On Writing: Fear”

The Dark Geyser

This poem was written thanks to the inspiration brought forth by The Alcheist’s Studio‘s August Name That Vase contest. I was caught the moment I read that the theme for this month was “the myth of family’.

Top 10 Posts of 2015

Our readers’ favourite posts from 2015.

Devils and Angels

I’m taken to the absense of honour Taking with me the shrouded truth The sweltering of tongues spoken In forums of devils and angels Waging war with number 2 pencils A poetics of diversity silenced Decicively. Pompously. Violently.

Polyamory in Children of the Mountain

The Children of the Mountain series (currently two books, with a promised third in the works) written by Kyle Richtig focuses on the human survivors of a future environmental collapse. The survivors live without contact with other groups, save for bands of marauders.

Kyle 2014 Richtig

It seems like a lifetime has passed since I have written personally. I spend so much time writing essays about historical places and people, I tend to forget the present I am in.

The Recroom: Wake Up The City

The Recroom seemed to be one of the hidden jewels of Canadian music. There was a vacuum left by the disbandment of The Organ, that The Recroom comfortably fit in for me. Having just moved from the Oshawa area, (where Get Bent Records is located), I feel like I missed out on seeing this bandContinue reading “The Recroom: Wake Up The City”

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