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The Fetishist

by Philip F. Clark, posted 29 hours ago 5454 views33 comments33 favs

Sex is a fetish war -- a battle of trinkets of desire

Extended Play

by Chris Okum, posted 37 hours ago 6868 views33 comments33 favs


The Nightingale

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted 38 hours ago 5959 views55 comments44 favs

Still, it was only morning.


by stephen hastings-king, posted 2 days ago 7777 views66 comments22 favs

He wasn't sure if I was joking.

The Dry World

by Bill Yarrow, posted 3 days ago 5757 views66 comments44 favs

drunkards indulge, addicts abuse

Life Apart

by Gary Hardaway, posted 3 days ago 9595 views1111 comments55 favs

Practice has perfected disengagement.

Please Help Support My Attempts at Being Funny

by Jerry Ratch, posted 3 days ago 5252 views22 comments22 favs

You can tell your doctor the truth Even if no one else will stop and listen He or she may have a balm for it To help make it go away Or at least go into remission Remission is the staging area for Lies Corporate and otherwise We don’t have

Making Love- Circa Y2K

by Jennifer Donnell, posted 4 days ago 8080 views44 comments44 favs

I want to ask him why not now, right here on the living room floor when Rosie is out for the day. Instead, I suggest Sunday afternoon. I can make grilled cheese sandwiches and we'll eat them on the veranda. I'll take off my tennis skirt and unbutton my...

Edju - the 39th Stave

by RW Spryszak, posted 4 days ago 6060 views00 comments00 favs

39. They put each of us in solitary confinement. Jacinto's room was long and narrow. Mine was a white cubicle. Alice's reminded me of a dank basement when they threw her in. Then, after three days of bread and water, the…


by John Riley, posted 4 days ago 145145 views1212 comments99 favs

The husband entered my friend's home and shot him dead


by Mathew Paust, posted 4 days ago 9292 views1212 comments66 favs

When her mind was good

Elvis, Mosquitoes & Marilyn Monroe -- What I Learned From Magazines This Week

by Roz Warren, posted 5 days ago 9191 views77 comments77 favs

People usually take fonts for granted.

Unkilled Jeff

by Smiley McGrouchpants, posted Aug 15, 2017 101101 views11 comment00 favs

"Oh — what is this 'work' thing the philosophers speak of" sort of thing. ¶ He's honestly curious, from his point of view.

August, now and after

by Kitty Boots, posted Aug 15, 2017 126126 views1313 comments1010 favs

I'll see her this fall, a redhead in camo


by Darryl Price, posted Aug 14, 2017 122122 views55 comments66 favs

Today the color of the skyremakes my heart into somethingless willing to break, or to judge,and I am thankful for it. Acolor not unlike walking chestdeep in the ocean and seeingbeautiful clouds and thinking Iwill be back. Dreaming with the sky.Please stop lying to me. A…


by Jill Chan, posted Aug 13, 2017 123123 views1010 comments66 favs

Why are we not the clouds?

On Being, Dasein, and Heidegger

by P.R. Mercado, posted Aug 12, 2017 111111 views22 comments11 fav

We were at a friend’s house warming party, and Wendy lounged about with a suspicious smoke between her fingers beside me, after a while saying, “What is Being, anyway?”

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