arch(r)ival By Shae Rue A virgin in a holy war battling against the page inkwells of rage stuck in the waves. Child of God, Sister of Dust. You do the things you know you must. Even when the pain has spread, swelled up. Journals of uneven length chronicles of sad rapport burned against my pride [...]
“Oprah the Gay Unicorn” by Shae Rue Let’s talk about why Oprah is not heterosexual. There have been whispers for some time now over her unusually close relationship with friend and business partner Gayle King. Oprah has vehemently denied these allegations – via press releases and Barabara Walters interviews – pointing back to her longtime [...]
It was only in 2007, which puts me at about 24, and therefore leaves me no justification for writing a novella told completely from the first-’person’ perspective of a male cat… Reading it now the whole thing seems really sick, somewhere on the spectrum between terrible judgement and mental illness.
It’s the best ten-minute EP you will ever listen to, let alone download for free. This masterpiece is best listened to sitting down, in one continuous ten-minute stretch. It’s the rare chance to see true genius at work, and you’d be a fool to pass it up.
The song of the moment, “Buzzt,” comes from Portland-based indie-pop band Sewblue, pictured above. That weird looking girl is my sister–and Heated Forest contributor–Chelsea Smith. The song is featured on their debut EP, “Sound Collector.”
It’s been a big week. The Heated Forest finally launched, we heard from a few new voices, and got a peek at some of the ongoing features that will be a part of our little sylvan family. I’m a little bummed myself. Why, you ask? Well hypothetical reader- I’ve had better weeks. I was hoping [...]
Denizens By Chelsea Smith Be thankful your journey has outposts You’re not just some illiterate sailor On the open sea You have music that talks to you, nature whispering And talismans, edifices. Torches in the night. Don’t pretend you’re alone here A toolmaker in a town of monkeys ‘No one understands sacred rituals anymore’ Out [...]
Dear Shae Rue,
Will the battle of the sexes EVER end? How can we stop the cycle?
Dear Wounded Maiden,
My condolences for your recent injury on the battlefield, may godspeed your swift recovery.
While I don’t fault your use of the term, let us not think of love as a battlefield of slinging arrows and betrayals. Let this divisive gender war finally grind to a halt. What good has come of this? We live in an interdependent society that finds men and women with different strengths – whether we refer to the whole of the gender, or on the more individual level. Stereotyping is so 1952.
On Saturday night, we rolled into Las Vegas. I haven’t been here since I was a child, and it’s even more bizarre than I remember it being. A strange, fake little city setup in the dessert. A bunch of giant, lavish buildings that house people who don’t actually live here.