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Beer and Cancer

by Con Chapman, posted 113 minutes ago 1010 views22 comments11 fav

“Bubby’d rather spend money on beer than cancer.”

This Pretty Business

by Darryl Price, posted 9 hours ago 4545 views55 comments22 favs

Oh it's another one of those strange thrill ridesslowly building from a buzz saw whisperinto cool morning's consciousness, comingon and crawling through the moon's mattress likea silver stream and under the dentedpillow there's a…

Missed Connections

by Philip F. Clark, posted 12 hours ago 4545 views55 comments55 favs

We were on the L train.You were reading Fifty Shades of Gray;I was reading One Hundred Years of Solitude. You never looked up until I just got off, always looking your way and hopingyou would lift your head. And then you did, at the last moment,but someone…

Delusions Well-Hid from Myself

by strannikov, posted 14 hours ago 5050 views00 comments00 favs

Today, I am almost entirely self-coincidental, though I still feel a lag lurking somewhere.

The Overfilled Silence

by Jerry Ratch, posted 20 hours ago 5858 views33 comments33 favs

At the Rest Home for Silence We are teenagers At best I have to admit I fell asleep on the bus On the way to the Rest Home For Silence And I woke up To the noise Coming from the Overfilled silence It's the overfilled silenc

The Commissioner of All-Inclusive Resorts

by Chris Okum, posted 22 hours ago 6262 views22 comments11 fav


Regina Road

by Kitty Boots, posted 23 hours ago 7979 views1010 comments88 favs

I took a left, it's less safe


by Reva Zerkalo, posted 31 hours ago 7979 views99 comments33 favs

This piece pays homage to the Russian absurdist poets, whose work is so relevant to today's political dynamics which in many ways mirror 1930s Soviet Union. It explores the absurdity of social media...

Aerial Combat

by Mathew Paust, posted 34 hours ago 6868 views33 comments22 favs

the mystery cleared


by Jill Chan, posted 43 hours ago 8383 views33 comments11 fav

Who are not here.


by Smiley McGrouchpants, posted 3 days ago 8080 views11 comment11 fav

He looked up. All the people were looking at him, and in some state of agitation. He was at the head of the table.

Space Program

by Gary Hardaway, posted 3 days ago 107107 views99 comments55 favs

Mercury and Gemini disappointed.


by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted 3 days ago 7878 views55 comments44 favs

Once upon a time in the late 1950s, in a small French village, two brothers lived in a dilapidated one-bedroom old-style stone house. The two men worked in a factory to which they commuted by bike, one wearing a beret the other a cap. Though different in…

Free Bird

by Dulce Maria Menendez, posted 4 days ago 9696 views22 comments22 favs

I stop for Coup de' Villes and blue eyed men who runmarathons of ghosts and what if I was in love with a boy named Roberto in our Spanish class in High Schoolwho was half Japanese and half German and preferred penises to my virginity and what if the boy next door…

Edju - 27 and 28

by RW Spryszak, posted 4 days ago 6262 views22 comments11 fav

27. When the man said he was a lawyer from Beijing I knew he was lying. He didn't know the way. I left him standing near the bowling pins on the green that day. I pulled the sack with all my simple possessions behind me.…


by Adam Sifre, posted 4 days ago 100100 views00 comments00 favs

A small house is blanketed in snow.

Wanna Bet?

by Bill Yarrow, posted 4 days ago 6666 views1010 comments88 favs

I was always more comfortable with the ponies than you were / more comfortable with betting windows and two-dollar bills than you were

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