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In Passing

by Kyle G, posted 8 hours ago 2929 views00 comments00 favs

I'm not hungry now The darkness swallows me as they eat. I'm starving now With a pain I can't defeat.

Brief Requiem for the Twentieth Century

by Gary Hardaway, posted 12 hours ago 5151 views33 comments33 favs

The crumbling meccas/ gnaw/ Each fiscal year’s quota of blood and bone,

Al Dente

by Daniel Harris, posted 13 hours ago 4040 views44 comments33 favs

The dinner was a flop.

Say What?

by Jerry Ratch, posted 14 hours ago 3737 views00 comments00 favs

Red glazed chickens?


by H.L. Pauff, posted 16 hours ago 3434 views22 comments22 favs

“What. Is. That?” Sid asked, staring at the shaggy ball of fur sitting in the living room. Its tongue hung out of its mouth and its tail beat against the carpet.“This is Ranger,” his mom said. “I don't know what breed he is, but he's a sweetie…

Two Little Girls Running Out Of A House On Fire

by Chris Okum, posted 18 hours ago 5252 views88 comments77 favs


Excerpt from working novel

by Jeffrey S. Callico, posted 20 hours ago 4242 views44 comments44 favs


S t a r v e d

by Erin Herøin, posted 21 hours ago 6565 views11 comment11 fav

Swimming in two seasStaying on both endsSailing with two dreamsSleeping in both bedsShiverShiverbut onlynext to meThe beast of both worldsThe least of such wordsWhich one are you faking?Which one are you bluffing?Sliding under coversShining over watersSlurring across…

A Session With My Poetry Coach

by Con Chapman, posted 27 hours ago 4545 views55 comments22 favs

“Please excuse the form letter, but due to the volume of god-awful submissions that we receive, we do not have the time to crush the spirit of each writer personally.”


by Tonya R. Moore, posted 38 hours ago 5353 views44 comments44 favs

She didn't know this man but there was something about the way stood there wordlessly perturbed, head tilted to one side that made it impossible for her to finish her sentence.

First Shot (25)

by Mathew Paust, posted 42 hours ago 3535 views77 comments44 favs

...friendly squeaks...

Engineer Boots, Leather Jackets & Tight Blue Jeans

by Amanda Proscia, posted 2 days ago 6767 views11 comment11 fav

As you pump the brakes to the cadence of the song, you look at me. Whoever says brown eyes are mundane, has never seen your eyes that day. Everything changes, almost instantly, with those eyes and that faint glimmer I feel only I could see.

Eyes Without a Face

by Adam Strong, posted 2 days ago 6060 views55 comments66 favs

It's tough when muscle gets in the way of memory. The way pain is the only thing I can remember about certain things. Fifth grade, that's what I think of. I think of pain. Not just abstract pain, not some we'll get to it later adolescent angst or ennui.…

My Life in Prepositions

by John Olson, posted 2 days ago 6363 views44 comments55 favs

Thanks to prepositions I can be on drugs, get into music, sway under the influence and rock around the clock. I can jump up and down, crawl into a sleeping bag, sleep under the stars, wander into dreams, and wake up feeling down. I can drink from a bottle, sit…

If My Feet Were Wings

by Sam Rasnake, posted 2 days ago 123123 views1111 comments1010 favs

no pair of wings whipping


by Paul de Denus, posted 3 days ago 6363 views55 comments55 favs

Like when she said the word 'but', it came out ‘bet’.


by Letitia Coyne, posted 3 days ago 8585 views99 comments99 favs

My eyes filled with tears when it entered my throat

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