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Darcy Eastland

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To him the younger women, contemporaries of the bride, all sounded as if they were breathing helium.


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You Are Now Leaving Czech Soil

by Jerry Ratch, posted 31 hours ago 5151 views22 comments22 favs

You are now leaving Czech soil You were there for a thousand years That is where you met her once, your great love, and now again after all these years You are now leaving Czech soil You were there for a thousand years Forget all your toil

The Bitter Light of the Single Bulb

by James Claffey, posted 32 hours ago 9191 views1212 comments77 favs

Running the gauntlet to the toilet in the dark meant finding a way past the loose boards and the possibility of being caught and dragged under like a drowning victim. No lifeguard stood sentinel on the landing, only the bitter light of the single bulb—40w

Smoke and Stars

by Tim Young, posted 36 hours ago 4747 views55 comments33 favs

as distant lights all must shiver before joining in a Milky Way river

Stationcity Drums

by S. J. MacKenzie, posted 43 hours ago 5353 views11 comment11 fav

Deep in Stationcity they began to drum.

A little bit of death as sunset falls on the Catalina Mountains

by James Lloyd Davis, posted 2 days ago 8686 views1919 comments1414 favs

A poem in prose form.

A Moot Point

by Peter Cherches, posted 2 days ago 8181 views33 comments22 favs

I was lying in bed with Cindy. She had just brought up the subject of marriage, again, when Victor began to vomit blood all over the bedroom carpet.


by Adam Sifre, posted 2 days ago 7474 views66 comments55 favs


Key Cutting

by G.E. Simons, posted 2 days ago 5757 views11 comment11 fav

City cars packed with eyes

With Robert Frost, at Wal-Mart

by Con Chapman, posted 2 days ago 6969 views66 comments44 favs

He turns to close the door and his cat, an orange tabby named Demiurge, stakes out a wary watch on the threshold.

Swarming beaks

by Steven Pirani, posted 2 days ago 4848 views22 comments22 favs

A box with six birds in the back yard — Palm-sized Chickadees with black-capped heads.

Earthquake Weather

by Steven Gowin, posted 3 days ago 9292 views1313 comments1212 favs

The weather was uncharacteristically mild, warm, calm, unnatural for us.

Lines with Billie Holiday

by Lauren Napier, posted 3 days ago 6868 views1111 comments1111 favs

It is almost as if there isn’t a wedge of wood between us – I can feel him inches away from me. I can’t control the sigh or the tears that escape my body.

Three Stanzas after Reading Red Pine’s Poems of the Masters

by Sam Rasnake, posted 3 days ago 145145 views1414 comments1313 favs

A scoop of moon sits on the wall

Consequently, I Rejoice

by Gary Hardaway, posted 3 days ago 7272 views1010 comments1111 favs

The infinite terrifies.

Laughing, Crying

by Kevaughn Hunter, posted 3 days ago 5959 views22 comments22 favs

It was Brad, for short; or so he would say. But really his name was Bradford, and he was a writer. He had almost always lived in New York. He was only half-white. His mother had run away with a black man in the sixties. Her father had told her to never come back to…

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    Tara and Amanda help to make the sun shine!
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  5. Cheers, Amanda, and Gary!
  6. Thanks, Amanda.
  7. Yes, what Susan says. I like how this moves from character to character, and there's something about the dry tone that works especially well here. *
  8. I find the writing here so steady and sure. I really like that about this piece. The distanced tone pulls me right through to the end. *
  9. Agree with Susan. I've not followed this series but this stands as a strong story on its own. Good characters -- and names! Off to look up the boxed set now. *
  10. I really like the tone you achieve with these small snippets. Feels like lessons for us to chew on, without hitting the reader over the head. Really good stuff here. *
  11. I had fun reading this one. Glad it was mentioned on Editor's Eye! *
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    Yep, came to this from Editor's Eye and am mighty glad. Good sharp thing here. Could be the opening of a whole story -- but also stands on its own. *

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