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In the Life

by Jerry Ratch, posted 20 hours ago 3131 views22 comments22 favs

You had autumn in your hair I liked the way you sat at a table And drank champagne My past years have carried me To sixteen countries Christ, we have so much to share Listen, I know how the other half lives And we can’t live like that an

Mean People Suck

by Dianne McKnight-Warren, posted 20 hours ago 4848 views44 comments44 favs

He said his wife levitated.

Orphan of Covington

by Kitty Boots, posted 35 hours ago 6767 views66 comments44 favs

Any one of them could have been his mother.

The Continuum of Flames

by Ivan R., posted Nov 05, 2019 9696 views44 comments22 favs

Molly was from dull and wet Kansas City, Missouri, where she learned to pass the time in the many record shops and bars that lined it's inconspicuously storied streets, catching the attention of a young red blooded all American Kansas City man, from time

The numbers never lie...

by James Lloyd Davis, posted Nov 04, 2019 115115 views55 comments55 favs

You can box the hell out of a guy with your hands, but if you're in his head? He's already down.

Nemesis' Rainbow

by Smiley McGrouchpants, posted Nov 04, 2019 106106 views22 comments11 fav

The moon has a cloud pass before it. The strop has a razor pulled up-and-down, up-and-down, up and down against it.

The Best Seller

by Gary Percesepe, posted Nov 04, 2019 105105 views1616 comments77 favs

The thing to do was to write a novel, quickly, Tom Clancy style, before the big game, then get it instantly published and cash in.

A Brief History of The Real

by David Ackley, posted Nov 03, 2019 122122 views77 comments44 favs

A little contempuous aside by the critical theorist guy, Frederick Jameson-- that it was logically absurd to call anything that human beings do, produce or affect “unnatural”-- has brought forth the following. We are…

Albert Einstein and The Definition of Wishful Thinking

by C.F. Pierce, posted Nov 03, 2019 114114 views22 comments11 fav

It's been said the scoreboard doesn't lie. By that measure, she didn't have much to boast about. No job. No money. No husband. No kid...She could spin it any way she liked. Her life was not looking good.

Nowhere At All (Times Seven)

by Darryl Price, posted Nov 02, 2019 104104 views22 comments22 favs

It's just an echo. Someone that I knew. I meant to answer you stranger, but the stars kept ringing in my ear. You don't get any of it back. You just get to see the book closing in your hands or someone else's lap. Listen. I'm not sorry I…

El Dia de los Muertos

by Joani Reese, posted Nov 01, 2019 124124 views99 comments1212 favs

"The path back to the living must not be made slippery by tears." (Mexican proverb)Marigolds blaze yellow under Oaxacan sun.Their slender necks stretch above fern foliage.Stars of this late October hillside, they drapetheir riches over the edges of terra cottalike…

When the Moon Becomes the Sun

by Sheila Luecht, posted Oct 24, 2019 163163 views55 comments33 favs

While most spread their time in other occupation, I traveled through books and grew my imagination. I knew endless bliss. I was a book eater. I would just devour books that I loved and slug through those I didn't, just to make myself eat the truths and li

Dancing in Santa Fe

by Beate Sigriddaughter, posted Oct 23, 2019 143143 views1212 comments1010 favs

Once you learn to dance you never forget.

There There There

by Tim Young, posted Oct 23, 2019 129129 views1515 comments88 favs

i hear the boom boom boom in the room room room

Tinkler Man

by Phillis Ideal, posted Oct 20, 2019 117117 views44 comments44 favs

As the light changed and exhaustion set in, Suzy and Molly batted back and forth one more knock knock joke to avoid going home.

End Game

by Gary Hardaway, posted Oct 20, 2019 176176 views1414 comments77 favs

The will to make/ remains

Drainmen Ch. 6

by RW Spryszak, posted Oct 19, 2019 119119 views44 comments33 favs

My days go the way of blind alleys and it has been so for years. Over and over, with the same men saying the same things in the same way. The ever-present rain on my head. Stabbing at rubbish hours on end. Watching the great locomotive rise higher, a little higher, every…



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    Enjoyed.
  3. Nicely done.
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  5. "I would run like hell if somebody levitated in my house." Nice.
  6. faved the story Mean People Suck.
  7. Thank you, Anonymous.
  8. Thank you, Dianne!
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    This is just lovely!

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