If you read The Classical, you probably know about the FreeDarko books. If you know about the FreeDarko books, you definitely know about the impossibly great artwork in those two volumes. Jacob Weinstein, the genius responsible for said art, now has a web store where you can buy high-quality prints.
The goal for issue #6 of The Classical was short, fast, loud pieces. We aimed for 500 words, but we didn't actually hold anyone to that rule. 26 poems, memoirs, histories, fantasies, fictions, non-fictions, prayers, confessions roughly related to sports are the result.
I never saw a highlight of that Kenny Lofton home run, never saw the celebratory beatdown or the perfunctory shot of the crowd going bonkers. I never felt like I needed to, either, because I could then and can still see now Kenny Lofton hitting a home run without much recourse to my imagination.
The last time I won $25 in instant lotto, I felt immortal. I bought myself a Greek salad at the diner across the street to celebrate, which soaked up about $15 of the $25, less the original $5 overhead. I definitely wasted any remaining net winnings within hours, but I still felt like a fucking wizard of life.