This is just a sample issue to to give the presses a little test run.
If this were an actual issue of Junk, there would be five or six interesting stories, each from fabulous authors—some unknown, others quite accomplished. These stories would explore some aspect of addiction—some might involve the very first step in a spiritual journey, possibly a step as simple as decorating an ugly little tree. Or another story might involve a father who keeps coming up short, but then realizes that even in coming up short, he might still be able to get the job done.
Jimi Don’t Play Here No More by Tim Elhajj
“You got high today?” Americo scowled. Instead of sending me to the Bronx, he sent me to a shelter downtown. “Get outta here,” he said.
What Kind of Father Am I? by Tim Elhajj
I would have stood a better chance of denying him, had I felt a little more secure in my ability to father him. Or, perhaps, if I had a better sense of the kind of father I wanted to be. As it was, I had neither.