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Billy Brown Takes Manhattan

by Chris Okum, posted 10 hours ago 4545 views11 comment11 fav

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The World is Full

by Darryl Price, posted 10 hours ago 5050 views00 comments00 favs

of birds. The world is full of snakes. The world isfull of mushrooms. The world is full of flies. The worldis full of bombs. Not so many trees. Not as many as you might think. The world is full of flowers. Notso many bees. The world is full of rocks. Some…

our measured treads

by strannikov, posted 21 hours ago 5858 views00 comments00 favs

—and the god presiding over all / a four-faced, double-Janused clock / its equal seconds clickt away / ticking us our steps and breaths . . .

Sorting It All Out

by Todd Maupin, posted 2 days ago 6363 views55 comments22 favs

To understand how and when things have gone wrong, it works best to proceed from the beginning and put them in order.

The Dog

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted 2 days ago 7070 views77 comments66 favs

The dog is reading. This morning, as every morning, the book is open in front of him. Well before his master's rise, he had already read the moon then dawn and the clouds. Now the slippers, these that walk here and there. Followed by coffee and the pages that turn. A little…

The Starfish and The Pin Joint

by Agnes Ezra Arabella, posted 2 days ago 5151 views22 comments22 favs

The two boys walked the long dock to the edge of bay,like scrappy lobsters pointing toward the waves,"The cockroaches of the sea,"his father said,It was the old country"Only prisoners were fed lobster.They stayed in the dampholes."He thought the sea ebbed and flowed like a…

Over Here

by Beate Sigriddaughter, posted 3 days ago 8282 views77 comments66 favs

I covered my hair and shoulders so as not to astonish God

Wanting to forget

by stephen hastings-king, posted 4 days ago 137137 views33 comments22 favs

I do not want to know what it looks like when a society walks off a cliff's edge,

404 (reprised)

by Mathew Paust, posted 4 days ago 103103 views1010 comments66 favs

How ironic...the economy's collapse coming forty days and forty nights after the Internet crashed.

Map of the World to Come

by Jerry Ratch, posted 5 days ago 8888 views22 comments11 fav

The middle finger talks of many things How I killed the moon But still drank the moonshine And how getting over her took Some bleeding from the soul Maybe it’s the Inner Face of Outer Space That worries me the most But what about the Fro

Captain Ahab Surveys the Damage at the Press Conference

by Gary Percesepe, posted 5 days ago 9292 views88 comments66 favs

“Will you be requiring all Americans to wear masks, sir?” someone asked. “Mask, flask,” stormed the Captain. Then was heard a terrific, loud, animal sob like that of a heart-stricken moose. It was the Attorney General, hot as Satan’s hoof.

“Time is but a river flowing”

by Sam Rasnake, posted 6 days ago 209209 views99 comments99 favs

Everybody's a mad scientist

Market Day

by Kitty Boots, posted Aug 02, 2020 156156 views1717 comments77 favs

I'd rather slit my wrists with a Triscuit...

Three Micros

by Dianne McKnight-Warren, posted Jul 31, 2020 153153 views1515 comments1313 favs

I asked the hospice nurse about maggots.

the impossibility of self

by Steven Miller, posted Jul 30, 2020 165165 views44 comments44 favs

To say what is my self to myself? How does one even begin? Then to think that one could take those disparate elements, experiences, beliefs, and aspirations and convey them to another succinctly: it is like my students writing their 5-paragraph essays on the history of…

Il Vecchio Camino

by Foster Trecost, posted Jul 29, 2020 178178 views88 comments99 favs

They won’t let me make a fire in the fireplace

George Martian (psych eval)

by Christopher Gould, posted Jul 29, 2020 160160 views55 comments33 favs

PROSPER CENTRAL SCHOOLS PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL EVALUATION CONFIDENTIAL Prosper Central…



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  3. Thank you for the thoughts and appreciation, good sir! I will contemplate how I might revamp this one a bit.
  4. Mighty grateful for your fine literary taste, Tim.
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  6. My feeling is that the main body of this story is brilliant, but the story is completely spoilt by the framing. If you take away the first paragraph, and all the text starting with "Grace.", the ef...
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