Replacement Budgie is a monthly-ish email zine newsletter, started in May of 2015. It’s kind of experimental and each issue is different.
Excerpt from the May issue:
I’ve been learning to fix my bike in my tiny apartment. Today, I swept the floor because I keep stepping on little sharp bits of brake and shifter wire. When I was a kid, I found this jar full of copper filings in my grandpa’s workshop. He had died a few years before, and I never really got to know him. Everything in the workshop was as he’d left it, including this Grey Poupon jar with the blue text printed directly onto it, sitting there waiting to be used again. I begged my grandma to let me take it home. I was so entranced by the glittery filings. I held the jar in my lap on the four hour drive home. “Now that’s real glitter,” I thought, but I would open the jar and poke at its contents and found they were sharp and unpleasant. I kept opening the jar as if they would change, but nothing happened.
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