Archive Yearly Archives: 2016

Genesis

I remember the first blog post I ever wrote. It actually wasn’t a blog post, but a diary entry. An entry that never made it to the Internet. It was my 24th birthday. I broke up with my girlfriend a couple months earlier and was trying to learn how to date. I was bad. So […]

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Hypergamy – She’s Looking At You

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Hypergamy – This Is What You Came For Today I was at the gym and I overheard a song I’ve ignored as it played 10,000 times this week. The song was This Is What You Came For by Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna. This time I tuned in to the lyrics. Baby, this is what you […]

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Excerpt – The Douche Hill Bar Story From Hang-Ups and Hangovers

Hang-Ups and Hangovers, Kyle Milligan, Excerpt,

In Chapter 32 of Hang-Ups and Hangovers, David tells Tyrone the story about the time in college when Evan got insanely drunk and ripped a toilet out of the floor at a bar David referred to as Douche Hill, located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This excerpt is the full story pulled from Hang-Ups and Hangovers. Before […]

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The Perfect Woman

Kyle Milligan, realkylemilligan

Her mouth tastes like tar and nicotine. My lip is already starting to swell from her bites. Every kiss is a risk, she threatens to break the skin when she pinches my lower lip in between her teeth. I am too stubborn to make a noise when it hurts and her mandible is capable of piercing […]

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I’m Sorry

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“I’m sorry.” “I’ll make it up to you.” I hate these phrases. “I’m sorry:” The expression used when someone thought they would want to do something and then decided they didn’t when the time came. “I’m sorry” is for absence. A baseball game. An awards ceremony. A birthday. A graduation. An entire childhood. An adolescence. […]

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Comfort

Kyle Milligan, realkylemilligan

I take comfort in the strangest of things. Things that terrify people, send men running for the hills, choke and sicken regular folks. I take comfort in second hand smoke In the 90’s my family would have holidays at my grandma’s house. The kitchen was for the grown ups, the living room for the kids, and […]

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The Friend Zone

She was walking out of my apartment. I had just helped her put together a brand new resume for a job application. On my front step I suggested we hang out again sometime. Maybe something less boring than resume building. “Thank you so much for this,” she said. “Seriously, you’re like the best friend I have.” […]

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At Arm’s Length

Kyle Milligan, realkylemilligan

“That dude is fifty years old, been divorced a week, and already has a girlfriend? What the fuck is wrong with me?” I said over the phone to my mom. “You always push people away, like keep them at arm’s length,” Mom said. “And you give off this, I dunno, ‘aura.’ Like a player. No […]

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“So… Is This Book About You?” Why I Wrote Hang-Ups and Hangovers

Hang-Ups and Hangovers

The number one question I have received from every person who has heard the plot of Hang-Ups and Hangovers has been, “So… is this book about you?” For the most part, yes, this book is colored by my experiences as a single guy in his twenties. Some things are truer than others. Some things are written […]

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