LOOSELEAF #3: $?, 8 ½” x 5 ½”, photocopied, 16 pgs.

Short, stylized “vignettes” (for lack of a better word) that go for some “oomph!” but underwhelm pretty hard. It’s cool that this guy is writing and throwing those efforts out to the world, and I’ll always be immediately partial to a zine coming from someone over forty, but, taken individually, these stories don’t do much. That said, I did enjoy the cumulative effect of reading them in quick succession—like stumbling across a charismatic, winning personality at a party; I stopped hanging on so much to the individual things said and let the strong effects of their presence wash over me. It was pleasant. Only each time I revisited a story, I was like, “Really? What the fuck did I ever see in him?” ­(LooseLeaf, PO Box 330824, Murfreesboro, TN 37133)