THE NIGHTLY CHILL
By Steve Arviso
A Complete Waste of Time.
FIGHT THE DAWN!
as the sunlit sanity of the waking world burns the night to ash,
embrace the unbound madness of your wildest dreams,
laugh into the endless abyss of your darkest fantasies,
and rage against the coming dawn.
The Nightly Chill is the unstable experience of the mind and madness of Steve Arviso (@AmoralCrackpot). Mon-Fri. Ish.
- BETWEEN THE CRACKS
- A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME
- ELSEWHERE: SPITER
- TNC PRESENTS: AUDREY
This issue of The Nightly Chill is intended to be accompanied by the official The Nightly Chill soundtrack (now available at all popular record stores). However, all notes referring to such things have been removed from the text. This was done so as to not offend those few short-sighted nitwits who have taken it upon themselves to tarnish the artistic vision and integrity of this publication by foregoing a purchase of a moderately priced copy of The Nightly Chill soundtrack.
BETWEEN THE CRACKS
I am neither a subscriber, nor a reader of your publication. However, I have read several blog posts–in addition to skimming through at least two Reddit threads, mind you–regarding the mating habits of woodchucks. I’m not sure what compelled me to inform you of this. But this is a free country, and I am entitled to my opinion. As such, failure to publish this letter will be treated as an act of censorship.
Upon review, it appears I merely read the same thread twice. Please disregard the above letter.
The Nightly Chill is officially, if not legally, published via the great sovereign state of Moronica. As such, we’re not sure how you got this mailing address. That said. All complaints are treated as an act of war. Retaliation includes, but is not limited to: a strongly worded Tweet, the silent treatment, sass-talk, and/or being featured in this publication.
Moronican Ministry of Half-Truths
A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME
Similar in appearance and behavior to the common skin mite, the spiter is a grotesque, but miniscule parasite that burrows into and lays eggs beneath its host’s skin…metaphysically speaking, of course.
But rather than a nasty rash, an untreated spiter infestation frequently results in ever-increasing antisocial and self-destructive behaviors by the host.
However, several hosts possessing great strength of will have been observed to thrive when fully consumed by a nest…at least for a brief time.
— Dr. Howard Fine (on the “Spiter”)
TNC PRESENTS: AUDREY (ELSEWHERE)
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The Nightly Chill proudly invites you to Fight The Dawn! with “Audrey,” the dramatic 4-part conclusion of “Elsewhere,” a short-form audio adaptation of the collected journal entries of Dr. Howard Fine.
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YOU ARE NOT ALONE
THE NIGHTLY CHILL