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Deep June Pool

by Steven Pirani, posted 39 hours ago 7777 views22 comments22 favs

I may be the shadow that I am, but I only ever loved you.

An Open Letter to my Fictionaut Family

by Juhi Kalra, posted 4 days ago 116116 views1010 comments66 favs

Dear Fictionaut Family,Some of you may recognize my name and remember reading my work, some of you may have joined more recently and be wondering what the hell I'm doing addressing you directly. I began writing on Fictionaut in 2010, during four years as I was fragmenting…

Off the Record

by Mathew Paust, posted 4 days ago 6666 views33 comments11 fav

“In other words you're going to lie through your teeth..."

Ego with Toupée

by Crabby McGrouchpants, posted 5 days ago 9898 views00 comments00 favs


The Magic

by Darryl Price, posted 5 days ago 7575 views44 comments44 favs

This is the hole I fell in. I can get out of it now, but I must have fallen fastasleep. Does it matter if it was for a long or a short time? Everyone is gone like a smile and replaced lately by sadly different versions of themselves. When I saw you…

The Ritz

by Tim Young, posted 6 days ago 9494 views66 comments33 favs

After oh so many hours the eyes could only close only to view a Ritz cracker marching on a nose


by Gary Hardaway, posted 6 days ago 162162 views1010 comments55 favs

but most times/ it’s just improvisation// with phrases of unknown origin/ swirling in my head

Arcana Magi Zero + Pure - c.13

by H-M Brown, posted Apr 17, 2018 127127 views00 comments00 favs

Street by street, non-combatants ran away. Each one passed by the Society and law enforcement screaming.

Flesh and Stone

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted Apr 17, 2018 9797 views88 comments55 favs

Someone in a slippery raincoat walks by with rubber boots friction and suction sounds. It's raining: a heavy, vigorous, insistent rain. The willows across the road are kneeling in ocher mud. On the tall eucalyptus, the kookaburra preens and realigns its feathers. Mia gauges…

days of rational belief and mythical thought

by strannikov, posted Apr 16, 2018 108108 views33 comments22 favs

photography shows/just what telescopy tells:/all we see is past.

As the Wine Keeps Flowing

by Iain James Robb, posted Apr 16, 2018 116116 views1010 comments77 favs

My blood has turned to flour I've been in Babylon too long My heart was singed by fire But it's drowning in my song We raised a prayer to Mary We had to take our share We took our places in the ferry But we didn't pay the fare And we don't know…

Liturgy of the Hours

by Gary Percesepe, posted Apr 15, 2018 218218 views1515 comments55 favs

Sometimes late at night my dead sister visits and it is always the same, where the forest runs down to the sea

Picnic Jugs

by Dianne McKnight-Warren, posted Apr 15, 2018 117117 views66 comments55 favs

The car was a two-tone black and white Chevy...

I Had a Dream

by Jerry Ratch, posted Apr 15, 2018 9494 views22 comments22 favs

I was born into a perpendicular world I held Vertigo in my arms once And gave her a good squeeze That she just couldn’t get out of her head Then she would follow me around the perimeter Where my breath was being held Against my will Ah,

Barnyard 1961

by Phillis Ideal, posted Apr 15, 2018 9696 views55 comments55 favs

The boy heard loud barks and squeals, climbed on a chair, and looked out the window at the barnyard and the faded blood red barn.


by Emily Sparkles, posted Apr 13, 2018 129129 views99 comments66 favs

You stretch my heart / in sacred ways

Neruda's Mermaid

by Beate Sigriddaughter, posted Apr 13, 2018 128128 views1212 comments99 favs

in a world of men too drunk with competitive contempt

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    "Sometimes, I know what I'm doing but most times it's just improvisation" A mantra for my head. Good set, Gary.
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    Good work, Dianne. Enjoyed this.
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