Posts by Bud Smith

Ben Loory Interview photo
May 28, 2018 | Interview

Ben Loory Interview

Bud Smith

It's work that I want to do, and then sometimes it's just fun, and then sometimes it's a pain in the ass.

Alcoholics photo
February 27, 2018 | Fiction

Alcoholics

Bud Smith

Dad’s side are all boring fucks. Mom’s side, god—all my mom’s brothers thought they were the outlaw rebel cowboys of New Jersey. Wild ones. Alcoholics. They were fun, while they lasted. All those men

Forever Ago photo
January 31, 2018 | Dispatches

Forever Ago

Bud Smith


Radio Tower, 4yrs old

The radio tower had big cones on top. We were in the car and I said to mom, “What are those?” She didn't know so she said, “Oh, that's where Mickey Mouse lives.” I was

Christmases  photo
December 21, 2017 | Nonfiction

Christmases 

Bud Smith

Carefully open the wrapping paper. Inside is Teddy Ruxbin. See his stupid face on the box. Fuck you, Teddy Ruxbin. He reads you bedtime stories if you put a cassette tape in his abdomen.

Five Poems photo
May 5, 2017 | Poetry

Five Poems

Bud Smith

Remember, there’s a light emitting from you and it's not just your cellphone. / The Internet is a scorched wasteland. / But you've walked through worse places / on your way to work.

Hateball photo
April 4, 2017 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Hateball

Bud Smith

I wanted to quit, and was too young to realize that I could just quit anything.

Two Poems photo
October 7, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Bud Smith

Red Teeth

Left work early to meet delivery peeps at my building. 100 weeks ago we ordered a couch. Tell ya, I've never seen two guys more pissed off to have to deliver a couch. It was like they

Two Daydrinking Stories photo
September 15, 2016 | Fiction

Two Daydrinking Stories

Bud Smith

We go to a bar for lunch that serves free candy.

Boss photo
September 14, 2016 | Fiction

Boss

Bud Smith

I got a flat tire last month and my life spiraled out of control just a half mile from the rest stop.

Tiger Blood photo
November 17, 2015 | Fiction

Tiger Blood

Bud Smith

I meet a girl on OK Cupid and the first date goes well enough.