This used to be a church-controlled, Calvinistic, sexually repressed, macho, violent, dark-minded, witch-burning country, and our fractured laughter is screaming who-fucking-cares promises of survival into the yawning maw of the void.

Chris Kelso, illo. Shane Swank, Burroughs & Scotland: Dethroning the Ancients: The Commitment of Exile [Amazon, Local Library]

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