Tag Archives: By Prescription Only

The Karachi by Hamish Spiers

Our By Prescription Only: Themed Writing short story and essay showcase on the theme of Regret continues this week with a piece by Hamish Spiers. Hamish contributed the Trans-Atlantic series of shorts over the summer which I’m sure a great many of you enjoyed. Check out his personal site linked above for a whole lot […]

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This Is the Air by Paul j Rogers

We’re back with our latest By Prescription Only: Themed Writing short story and essay showcase, this time with the theme of Regret. To start us off is our own Paul j Rogers with a story fit for a rainy day. Read this backwards: The following story is entirely a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, […]

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Back with the BPO

Our thanks again to Hamish Spiers for a very fun and very thought-provoking series of shorts. The last installment really pulled them all together well and left me with a nice block of linked ideas to consider. Thanks Hamish! Our latest By Prescription Only: Themed Writing series will start in October, this time with the […]

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This summer and the next BPO

This summer we’ve got a special treat lined up for you: Drugstore Books will be hosting a weekly serialization called “Trans-Atlantic” by the author of the Star Frontiers series (and much more) Hamish Spiers. We’ll be running a new installment every week so be sure to drop by regularly. Also, don’t forget that the deadline […]

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The next BPO: Regret

We’ve got a juicy one for you this time — Regret! Note the guidelines below, crack those knuckles, and charge the batteries in your wireless keyboards. When all the sweat and blood has been spent, send us your stuff here: contact@drugstorebooks.com. Theme: Regret Length: 1,000-8,000 words Format: MS Word or TextEdit file Title: Centered, Times […]

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New format

Dear Readers, We’re going to switch gears a little bit here in 2015 and change from weekly blog posts to irregular blogging. Whenever inspiration strikes us! We will of course continue with our By Prescription Only: Themed Writing series, the first one will likely be in the spring but check back for announcements on that […]

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Generating Fast Faces by Paul j Rogers

The final installment in this round of the By Prescription Only: Themed Writing showcase on Faces comes from our own Paul j Rogers as he adds a 21st century spin to “the cut-up technique” – a literary technique that began with the Dadaist, Tristan Tzara, and was later developed by Brion Gysin, William S. Burroughs, […]

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Report From Agent Gamble by Nick Cody

This week our By Prescription Only: Themed Writing contribution on Faces is from the successful comedian from Australia, Nick Cody. No, wait, I mean the… Keep this in mind: The following story is entirely a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, brands, media, events, etc. are either the product of the author’s imagination or are […]

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MSP by Andrew Oberg

Our By Prescription Only: Themed Writing short story and essay showcase continues. This week’s contribution on our theme of Faces is from soda jerk numero tres: Andrew Oberg. Covering our tukhuses: The following story is entirely a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, brands, media, events, etc. are either the product of the author’s imagination […]

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The Quiet Man by Hamish Spiers

This week we begin our latest round of By Prescription Only: Themed Writing short story and essay showcases. Starting us off is a piece by the always intriguing Hamish Spiers, whose contributions to our site we’ve greatly appreciated over the years. This one from him will really punch you in the stomach. Yes, I have […]

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