2113: An Oral History of the Last God


2113A beautiful Apocalypse, fresh off the presses from Subtopian Magazine. 2113 is a collaborative effort of 20+ writers teaming up anonymously to tell the tale of the rise, the fall, and the rising again of a new civilization. It’s a fascinating read, and I’m not saying that simply because I’m a part of it! The writers have really outdone themselves to make a beautiful, tragic, hopeful piece of work that I’m proud to have participated in and to get a chance to share with you. Buy here: 2113: An Oral History of the Last God


SubverCity Transmit podcast


subvercity_transmit_logoI’m happy to announce the premiere episode of a podcast production I write for and co-produce, along with voice-over artist and co-producer Erin B. Lillis. The podcast is called SubverCity Transmit and can be found at subvercitytransmit.com. The initial episode features one of my Subterran universe stories, Ichiban Marie Clairevoyant’s Soulkiller School, previously published in Subtopian Magazine. If you have a moment please listen, comment, and spread the word.

Listen here.

Thank you,
– Corin

The Subtopian: Selected Stories


The Subtopian: Selected StoriesPortland-based literary journal Subtopian.com has put out a collection of short stories featuring Kirby Light, Trevor Richardson, and yours truly, among others. The True Unerring Secrets of Utopia by Corin Reyburn finally finds itself in print. Check it out here. “Dealing with the issues of our impending future, these stories darkly and humorously express a view of society in between two extremes. We are not Utopia or Dystopia — yet. We are Subtopian.” Always happy to be included amongst such fine folk. Subtopian is also interested in new writers at this time, so check out their site, and if it’s right up your alley like it is mine, come on into the fold.

– Corin

Absolution in Subtopian


AbsolutionThe brilliant Subtopian Magazine has updated their format to showcase work more frequently, and expanded the content to include categories such as film, music, comics, and humor. They continue to publish fiction though, thankfully for me, and you can read Absolution, a story about forgiving and forgetting, featured currently on the site.

– Corin

Poetry from abroad


ImageEye of the storm
Ten minutes to heaven
Abstract love and heady wine
Writers of poetry never
Sleep on airplanes
And winners of fortune never
Bet on a Wednesday
My mother was a tiger
And my father made of sand
We were all born late in winter
Never walked upon dry land
We all melted into glass
Fused together
Like a burnt and wary accident
On a Tuesday when
No one showed up for work
I was all smiles on Monday
When my father drove me home
By the weekend I was parentless
Naked and alone
I worked through all my problems
I dismissed them one by one
I was allowed to have some fun
I walked the streets at night
Ran naked in the sun

An enemy of the state
A child on the run
A dozen or so fallen by the wayside
You, for one
A basilisk, a shadow
A nymph or satyr, demon not
Truth and fiction
Beauty beyond reason
In bed I lie
In the morning I steal
For you I felt nothing
As for me, nothing was real




S.O.P.I’d like to introduce you to S.O.P., now appearing in The Molotov Cocktail. Molotov is a publication I’m happy to be a part of–they’re dark, funny, and cut to the bone. S.O.P. is one of what appears to be a series of vignettes about basement dwellers, written faster than you can finish a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Please enjoy responsibly.

– Corin



A bit of poetry for you today…

Cranberry bark extract
1000 milligrams and sleep for 2 to 7 days

60 reps
10 laps
90 minutes and rest for 10 to 20
5 days a week and sleep for 1 to 6 days

Ten Hail Marys
One Our Father
Begging on your knees, face to the ground
Wait for the miracle and sleep for 0 to 5 days

Breathe in
Breathe out: 1 – 2 -3 – 4
Warrior One and Ayurvedic tea
Slow down as often as possible and sleep for -1 to 4 days

40 episodes in a week
Who killed Laura Palmer?
Who shot JR?
Grab a bag of Doritos and marinate for -2 to 3 days

Just one little hit
Half a tab
Fifty dollars this week and then no more!
Dream a little dream and wander through wonderland for -3 to 2 days

A shot, a glass, a bottle or six
Late night runs to the store
What was his name?
Take a load off and pretend to be someone else for -4 to 1 day

Tie the curtains shut
Lock the door
Don’t answer your phone and tell all your friends, if any,
That you don’t feel well
Lie on the ground and hope the storm will pass
Your days are numbered
Your allies are few
Watch for fire from heaven and sleep for all your days