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Tinkler Man

by Phillis Ideal, posted 13 hours ago 4040 views00 comments00 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 22 hours ago 5858 views66 comments33 favs

The will to make/ remains

Drainmen Ch. 6

by RW Spryszak, posted 37 hours ago 4444 views22 comments11 fav

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…

the marker

by Amantine B, posted 38 hours ago 4747 views55 comments44 favs

To most locals he was known as Jademan;

I Shot Hugh Hefner

by Chris Okum, posted 2 days ago 5353 views33 comments33 favs


Fireflies Flew Out of the Slice of Life

by Jerry Ratch, posted 2 days ago 3434 views22 comments22 favs

In the beginning there was salt God licked the salt and said it was Good. Then there was Light Then Chocolate The rest is just History It’s no great Mystery Oh, and Fireflies Fireflies with Due Dates Flew out of the Slice of Life S

When Mistakes Are Made

by Ivan R., posted 4 days ago 5858 views00 comments00 favs

He also looked at the tv with a detachment he sensed was dangerous and the sensation scared him so he ran into the kitchen and felt ashamed alone in the hot room and trembled.

A Few Words About Juliet, Naked

by Lorenzo Baehne, posted 5 days ago 8282 views00 comments00 favs

HARRY (V.O.): . . . Before he died the guy who wrote the books said Jonny Gossamer (a pulp detective) was a joke. He wrote it for the money, and it was all bullshit. Harmony (a fan of the Jonny Gossamer novels) ignored this. She knew better. I mean, who the hell was he?…

Something to Sing

by Darryl Price, posted 5 days ago 7878 views22 comments11 fav

The meaning is the meaning of everything. We didn't know you any better than you knew your own self. We only wanted to say hello in a new language. Right or wrong, after that the brave meanings mingle and disperse when the lights come up.…

Ten lines inspired by a lecherous man ...

by Yasmin Elaine Waring, posted 6 days ago 7575 views00 comments00 favs

A hymn for her when his head cocks shameless.

Amish in the Theater of Lust

by David Ackley, posted Oct 12, 2019 102102 views77 comments44 favs

Through the Walmart parking lot they came...

Humans [a screenplay-in-progress]

by Smiley McGrouchpants, posted Oct 09, 2019 113113 views11 comment11 fav

She BENDS over and retrieves a bag that says POTATO CHIPS on it. Her dress is vaguely sweaty.

Under the Stars

by Kevin Hunter, posted Oct 08, 2019 115115 views00 comments00 favs

There was once a girl. Her name was April. Her family lived at the edge of a village. When she looked out her second floor window she could see the forest stretch for days. At nights after supper she would lean over her bed; watch the stars in the distance and wish many…

The Year in Review

by Gary Percesepe, posted Oct 07, 2019 130130 views1010 comments55 favs

I sat at my desk and made a list of all my accomplishments this year. I won the hot dog contest at Nathans in Coney Island! Well, not exactly.

Walking on Pebbles

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted Oct 06, 2019 130130 views1414 comments77 favs

I was on holidays. A hot day in July. I decided to walk to the part of the lake not seen on the postcard: a shallow end rippling lightly on a pebble bed. It was both a timid way of getting acquainted with the water before the big swim, and a wish to get closer to the hills…

William Carlos Williams wasn´t married to my wife

by Neil McCarthy, posted Oct 06, 2019 186186 views88 comments77 favs

This is just to say, she says, I´ve eaten the fucking plums.

Thirty Seconds

by Keith U., posted Oct 05, 2019 131131 views55 comments33 favs

Some guys get by on hope or hate or both. Some lose their minds, if they brought them in the first place.

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  2. man, you have a way with disconnectedness .. things people ideas you mightnt necessarily know or care about ... whatever ... its all in the riff
  3. faved 3 stories: I Shot Hugh Hefner and the marker.
  4. commented on the marker
    slightly incomprehenisble ending as is my typing but matches the mind altering mood emanating from whatever was in the small glass .. enjoyed reading it
  5. commented on End Game
    Thank you, Erika.
  6. Another book I love that deals with work - albeit of the gentler, more white collar kind, in NYC in the 1960s - is Heller's "Something Happened," which I also consider one of the great American nov...
  7. Beautiful! Love this (and many other lines): She heaved her raspy words with the same fullness of what once must have been an awesome décolletage.
  8. faved 3 stories: the marker and End Game.
  9. In just a few lines ... I like it.
  10. Arthur Miller wrote a short story set in the Brooklyn Navy Yard during WWII, called Shipfitter Blues. I can remember other stories, written in the fifties and sixties that were true blue-collar li...
  11. There is some literature out there on "work" as the average American understands it... as for the kind of work I did, I think there is some curiosity, so who knows. I published a couple of pieces ...
  12. Thanks, Dianne.

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