Image – Michael Anthony
Payback – you get what you deserve, one way or another, is the theme for this issue of Twisted Sister. What better way to drive home this notion than through a tour through the seedy side of things with a heavy dose of crime fiction and noire.
Meat Whiplash (quite possibly the best title out there), Sleeping at the Rum Cherry Motel, and Dead Ringer are stories by men who fit the bill here around Twisted Sister – give us some weird, f@cked up shit, and strong female characters, and it’s all good.
And while crime doesn’t always pay, sometimes it leads to interesting questions – like when best to marry a murder suspect.
We have online dating turning out not the way our hero imagined in Tinder Sacrifice (something about a coven of witches), fiction about leaving bad relationships, and a serial killer who’s had enough of life on the inside. And poems about revenge, and murder, and, well, retribution.
But sometimes no matter how things turn out, life’s a bitch, and you get it in the end. (See Guilty for more on this.)
Fun times! Just don’t piss us off, and you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Along the notion of payback, in case you missed them, be sure to check out these great hits:
Gone – she scrimps, and saves, and finally leaves the jerk, and then…
Alice (and Edna) both seem to have things down to a culinary science, at least as far as revenge is concerned. And, by the way, you should really try to stay out of the garden — if you know what’s good for you.
Of course, never ‘tick off’ an entomologist, they’ll really go out of their way to ‘bug’ you. (Look those ones up in case you missed them.)