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Sister Rosetta

by Adam Sifre, posted 9 hours ago 5555 views00 comments00 favs

I left the train, still going nowhere, but in a hurry. Still a boy, but trapped in a suit.

You Atop Franz Josef Glacier, Twelve Miles From the Tasman Sea

by Ray Nessly, posted 16 hours ago 5151 views22 comments22 favs

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Raped Mommy, Ch. 1: POUNDED FLAT PAT

by Smiley McGrouchpants, posted 29 hours ago 3333 views00 comments00 favs

Ruined, she tried to strain the spaghetti (not knowing what al dente was, even). Wrecked and destroyed, she stood on tippy-toes — the water was warm; it made her nervous — and pouuuuuured it into the…


by Curtis Pierce, posted 39 hours ago 5555 views00 comments00 favs

“Only one ring away,” I told myself while swiping the small glass screen of my cell phone with my sweaty thumb, repeatedly pushing down the illuminated green icon with the white telephone receiver. I was seated in a small crowded courtroom with hard…

Trio Anomie

by Gary Hardaway, posted 45 hours ago 9090 views1111 comments55 favs

We deny one another, here,/ as long as it’s plausible.


by Emily Sparkles, posted 2 days ago 5959 views11 comment11 fav

If you were glassI'd fog you up With my breathI'd leave messagesPictographsIn fingerprints I'd press in closeSo would youAnd so we'd danceBut you are glassAn inch of depthTo catch my breath


by Kitty Boots, posted 2 days ago 9898 views77 comments55 favs

I arrange my stones in circles


by Raymond Gibson, posted 2 days ago 7575 views44 comments33 favs

Language is a human presence ....

Almost Regrettably Useless Advice

by strannikov, posted 2 days ago 7777 views11 comment11 fav

This world is always at least as strange as it seems, but usually far more strange, so many non-repeatable phenomena . . . .


by Jerry Ratch, posted 3 days ago 6464 views22 comments11 fav

We were fleeing hurricane Katrina. We stopped somewhere in Texas at a roadside diner, but found a sign that said it was closed. We were so hungry. All of a sudden as we sat there in our car, the shop's owner knocked on the window and asked what he could g

The Burning Bush Between Her Legs

by Con Chapman, posted 3 days ago 9494 views22 comments11 fav

Greek women commonly reduced their pubic hair by singeing. K.J. Dover


by Mathew Paust, posted 3 days ago 8989 views1010 comments44 favs

It's time, more than anything

Please Do Not Blame Me

by Jill Chan, posted 4 days ago 8282 views33 comments22 favs

I was disappointed with love, and like everyone else, stammered out of love into a place horrified with meaning.

The Counter Where Names Go To Die

by Gita M. Smith, posted 5 days ago 122122 views1515 comments1313 favs

One day a woman, one of several translators at Ellis Island, asks him why he has changed a passenger’s name from Checzowicz to something else. “The name was too long,” he says. “Ten letters.” She replies, “But you didn’t change O’Shaughnessy, and it has

The Best Kisses

by Gary Percesepe, posted 5 days ago 110110 views33 comments11 fav

So I told her think of it this way: you’re my unlived life.

Lessons from a Pine

by Michael Tusa, posted 6 days ago 103103 views66 comments44 favs

I awake one morning to find that still, the leaves continue to fall.

The Giver and The Gone

by Philip F. Clark, posted 6 days ago 8383 views44 comments44 favs

They were once a crown,of some living stag -- not quite old,not quite young: now bone. Something at the cusp of its age. Here they stand, given by a loved friendon a place in my home; smelling, whenI get very close, of time. They are shaped like small…

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