selected past writing at 42opus


Average bakery sales per day

Any year, there are over 6,000 retail bakeries across the United States totaling to over $3,000,000,000 in sales combined. This company is averaging around $450,000 each as its total sales per bakery. The biggest corporations generate 75% of this $3...

Ram 1500 Light Bulbs

About 68 percent of U.S. households were equipped with incandescent light bulbs in 2010. Since then, however, the figure has dropped to 6 percent. This move has had a positive impact on the sector. According to Mark Rea, a professor at the Light...


2 March 2003 | art, interactive, macromedia flash


Intersection by STEPHEN OLIVER

The secret lies in elevation; in the erection of it, its meaning, what it relates to. The concept of the finite gave way to loss. Dream gave way to prophecy.

2 December 2003 | poetry, prose poem


A Review of Victor Pelevin's The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur by SPENCER DEW

Reading this novel renders one a fly on a digital wall, listening in as half-baked undergraduates urgently chat about everything from the role of repressed postwar frustration as a motivating factor for tentacle-rape manga porn to whether the word "beige" can signify the same thing to two people in two places. All of which, in less skilled treatment, could be unbearable, but Pelevin's secret is pacing.

25 November 2006 | nonfiction, review, review of fiction



Some nights, birds take form

from nests of twisted barbwire,

or if not birds, something similar—

a coyote or your mother's hand.

2 September 2003 | poetry


We had our first sex on a 70s era couch by DANTE WOO

We had our first sex on a 70s era couch (while MTV's 'The Real World' played); it made my allergies go off—that's the reason I laid my head on your chest, because the cushion was giving me a rash.

2 March 2002 | poetry, prose poem

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