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Is. Was. Were.


by Paul Mahlum, posted 3 hours ago 1717 views22 comments22 favs

It helped me to think of this room in the past tense ...

Bullshit Aeneid

by David Ackley, posted 3 hours ago 1515 views11 comment11 fav

Of arms and the man...

The Family of Unsharpened Pencils

by Carl Santoro, posted 4 hours ago 1616 views22 comments22 favs

and pressed an area on my forehead between my eyes

What Can Be Done For You

by Chris Okum, posted 11 hours ago 3939 views33 comments33 favs


Destructive Intent

by Charlotte Hamrick, posted 12 hours ago 6868 views66 comments66 favs

she drinks him in and savors him like a / sip of the mocha capp sliding down her throat.

Life as a Porno

by Gary Hardaway, posted 13 hours ago 5656 views88 comments77 favs

It could as well be late night infomercials/ saturating the screen// with medieval looking exercise machines

"Strategic Stare Sessions"

by Husayn Ramji, posted 16 hours ago 2929 views11 comment00 favs

Contrary to what people say, it is totally possible to stare into space and not be thinking about anything. It is absolutely possible. You just sort of sit there, staring at whatever is in front of you-actually you're not even staring. Staring implies comprehension. You…

a moment in a busy bazaar

by R. K., posted 20 hours ago 6262 views99 comments77 favs


Tree Voices (revised)

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by Kait Mauro, posted 34 hours ago 5858 views55 comments55 favs

When I go to the protest to be arrested, I tear / pages from the library books. I fold each, tucking

Father Dunne's School for Wayward Boys #1

by Kyle Hemmings, posted 35 hours ago 6363 views1111 comments66 favs

A young girl wavering between celibacy and punk mother-lust despair came to visit us each night

Pet Sitter

by Steven Gowin, posted 36 hours ago 6767 views77 comments66 favs

We didn't know him from Adam...

Surrendering August

by Michael Gillan Maxwell, posted 37 hours ago 6868 views55 comments55 favs

on the far shore, in the vineyards timed charges explode like the sun catching on fire it scares crows away from the grapes

The Clairvoyant Dwarf, The Jester, and the Tame Elk of Prague

by Jerry Ratch, posted 38 hours ago 5454 views66 comments55 favs

All were part of the household of Court Astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) who lost his nose in a duel as a student and went through life thereafter wearing a gold prosthetic one instead and who met and fell in love with a commoner who bore him eigh

A Haiku for Her

by Sara Lelyveld, posted 38 hours ago 5050 views22 comments22 favs

the lonely, only

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