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Paragraph Line · 4M ago

Confessions of a Drowned Man

“He had been hurt doing everything he had ever done. He expected it, even wanted it. Nothing centered a man like pain. Nothing drove the irrelevant bullshit out of your mind like the taste o...
Paragraph Line · 4M ago

Old Shep

Up until my 30’s, I was known as “Shep.” Outside of my family, people rarely called me “John.” I am an American Catholic, went to Catholic school, and was born in late December back in ’63. ...
Paragraph Line · 5M ago

Sentimentality

When I was a child, I remember sitting with my mother as she hate-watched The Waltons. Mom twirled the ice cubes in her Manhattan, and took a moment to note that the Great Depression was unc...
Paragraph Line · 5M ago

FACEBOOK IS PUNK AS FUCK

Do you know about this thing called Facebook? Are you following us on Facebook? It’s FREE! https://www.facebook.com/paragraphline Follow! Like! Love! Emoji! Fidget Spinners! PUNK ROCK! MICHA...
Paragraph Line · 5M ago

Out now: Sometimes Fatal Events Have Occurred by John Sheppard

We’re proud to announce our latest release from Paragraph Line Books: John Sheppard’s Sometimes Fatal Events Have Occurred. In an alt-history 1990’s, an obscure artist on the brink of death ...
Paragraph Line · 1Y ago

Interview: Jon Konrath

According to his latest bio, Jon Konrath is a failed musician, former dishwasher, and horrible human being. His newest release on Paragraph Line Books is Vol. 13, a twenty-story collection o...
Paragraph Line · 1Y ago

Jon Konrath’s latest is out

Jon Konrath is back with his latest dose of cough medicine, Lunchables, and insanity. Titled Vol. 13, it is twenty stories of absurd Konrathian madness, with plenty of near-future dystopian ...
Paragraph Line · 1Y ago

7 steps to happiness

For the first time in your adult life, you’re happy. Instead of enjoying your happiness like a sane person, you analyze the hell out of it, because that’s what people who are not used to bei...
Paragraph Line · 1Y ago

5 Hints about Explosive Decompression

Explosive Decompression, a new novel by John L. Sheppard, will be published on Sept. 4, 2016 by Paragraph Line Books. 1. Why we’re on the brink of mass extinction (The Daily Beast). 2. A mol...
Paragraph Line · 1Y ago

The White Turd by Walter Rogers

Chivo and I got into my Pontiac 6000, a car I named the Exxon Valdez because it leaked so much oil, and we headed west on Interstate 30 to Las Vegas Trail in west Fort Worth. “Does Frank hav...