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Naming the Beauties

by Gary Hardaway, posted 2 hours ago 3535 views00 comments00 favs

the signature of God/ consigning everything/ to the saturating energies of time.

One Dead in Violent Crash

by Emily Sparkles, posted 3 hours ago 3434 views00 comments00 favs

Death came to my street, but I did not invite him.

Master Blaster

by Chris Okum, posted 7 hours ago 4747 views00 comments00 favs


So long

by Franklin Goodish, posted 17 hours ago 5151 views22 comments22 favs

Years later he surveys this place again to post something, anything. He plays "sex on fire," sounds that once fueled him. Now he knows the song is about VD, not unbridled potency. Names and words all seem at once familiar and numbing and noise. He once wanted fame or…

Arcana Magi Pure Vol.6 - c.2

by H-M Brown, posted 40 hours ago 6666 views00 comments00 favs

As Mrs. Saito put on the helmet, the copter got off the ground. She focused her Mana and placed her hand on the window, bracing for the birds arrival.

The Nude Pianist: A Novel: Chapter 53

by Daniel Harris, posted 45 hours ago 5858 views00 comments00 favs

—Francesco, said Zambrano, rising from his desk and putting his arm around Frank's shoulder. You and me, we're business partners. Regular capital crime buddies.

A Letter

by Con Chapman, posted 2 days ago 4848 views00 comments00 favs

"You have to knock somebody on their butt."

The Savage (K2)

by Tabatha Stirling, posted 2 days ago 4949 views22 comments22 favs

Rises monstrous out of the Baltoro GlacierPlaying poker with oxygen levelsPlays leap frog with embolisms.Malice and vanity join forces somurder guns the air even beforethe Death Zone. Down suits, bold and cockyregisters the climber's ambitions. The Serac , a…

My Man Wears Cherry Pants

by Philip F. Clark, posted 2 days ago 6767 views66 comments44 favs

My man wears chartreuse shoes.! He wears chartreuse shoes like a new king right there on Main St.!

Genesis Serpent’s Skin Found

by Ed Higgins, posted 2 days ago 6161 views22 comments22 favs

This may be too religious for you, as at first it was so with me. But I assure you, on my scholarly integrity, I have found the Genesis Serpent’s skin! Yes, that Genesis Serpent--though just a leftover piece of him,

Beware the Myth of Sin Bag

by Jerry Ratch, posted 3 days ago 4040 views22 comments11 fav

The moon god was named Sin in Mesopotamia. Monuments to Sin have been unearthed nearly everywhere now. There are some located right inside your brain, it is said, and to the left of your groin. If your are in pain, grab your Sin. Some will cla

The Love Song of J. Alfred Trump (names and other things dropped out of boredom)

by Samuel Derrick Rosen, posted 3 days ago 6565 views11 comment11 fav


The Bird

by Steven Gowin, posted 3 days ago 107107 views99 comments99 favs

We lived on the edge of a tiny Iowa town, and picked corn fields were steps away.


by Jowell Tan, posted 3 days ago 5858 views22 comments22 favs

It seems the people of this house were a happy family – The smiling faces, the children’s enthusiasm tells me as much. I wonder what happened to them.

Glen Beck: Limp-Dick Detective [Ch. 28 - 39]

by Smiley McGrouchpants, posted 3 days ago 5858 views00 comments00 favs

Glenn Beck leaned his head in closer to the computer, like the way he turned his head, whenever he heard a noise.

No Nows Now

by strannikov, posted 3 days ago 6666 views44 comments44 favs

. . . did you notice yesterday afternoon how for an entire quarter hour five o’clock itself looked for a few minutes as if it would never arrive?


by Darryl Price, posted 3 days ago 6565 views77 comments66 favs

Here the three o'clock sun is an old patched up fellow with a yellow beard standing in a small rain of crispy brown leaves, looking at something that requires a bit of squinting no one else can see on the far side of the softening horizon.…

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