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see here, you

by Mathew Paust, posted 28 hours ago 7373 views33 comments33 favs

blazing bastard fools...

Summer's smack

by Kitty Boots, posted 4 days ago 105105 views66 comments55 favs

clouds clot the horizon all day

Life After Les Miz

by Keith U., posted 5 days ago 107107 views33 comments22 favs

There are many ways to cope effectively with your life after a Les Miserables run, and everyone is different, but here are some things that have helped others work through the process.

The Serendipitous Nature of Being

by Sheila Luecht, posted Aug 09, 2019 9191 views22 comments11 fav

To do the proper set up for the story, it was taking me some time, but each bit was important to the outcome, and while he likened me to Higgens on the old Magnum P.I. series, I just laughed at his slowly closing eyes and folded arm, caught in a half cur

Shadow of the Raven

by Lorenzo Baehne, posted Aug 09, 2019 9494 views11 comment11 fav

1. Sign of the Raven On the All Hallow's Eve that I rapped at his library door, Dr. Percival H. Wyndham was seated before the blazing hearth in his favorite leather armchair. The cluttered shelves lining the room's Maple-paneled walls brimmed with rare and obscure…

It's All in Your Head

by Darryl Price, posted Aug 09, 2019 8989 views44 comments44 favs

The terms of a broken heart, I guess I nevergot to read them. But they must besomething awful, something numbing, something no sane personwould ever agree to. You're already on the vergeof becoming nothing I can remember without a photograph beingshoved in my face. Like a…


by Chris Okum, posted Aug 08, 2019 8787 views22 comments22 favs


Thirteenth Love Poem: After the Forest

by Beate Sigriddaughter, posted Aug 07, 2019 9191 views44 comments33 favs

Today I do not want to change the world.

Skippy Goes Sailing

by Gary Moshimer, posted Aug 06, 2019 8383 views33 comments33 favs

I coughed a little. Some bloody fluid sloshed in the rubber tube coming from my chest. Outside my door some doctor was ranting. He was looking for the patient in the room across from mine. “She's in X-ray,” the nurse told him. “It's Friday,” he…

Just Yesterday

by John Riley, posted Aug 05, 2019 104104 views77 comments55 favs

midnight mooring

ice becomes a new marvel

by strannikov, posted Aug 03, 2019 122122 views44 comments44 favs

at all altitudes and at all latitudes / glaciers in furious melt: / both Greenland and Antarctica headed both / to be ice-free isles adrift / and with shorter coastlines amidst higher seas.

Buzzed By a Hummingbird

by Jerry Ratch, posted Aug 03, 2019 112112 views22 comments22 favs

Some tough young punk with dreadlocks Was walking down the sidewalk while texting And got frightened when he was buzzed By a hummingbird Saying “oh shit” He ducked, but then looked all around To make sure no one saw him Of course, I wa

Drainmen - Ch.3

by RW Spryszak, posted Aug 03, 2019 9898 views22 comments11 fav

The gatekeeper, wrapped carefully in linen bandages around her torso, sat on the other side of the portcullis peeling an orange. It was always a difficult process for her because of her deformities. One hand had but two fingers, and these were thick and resembled a lobster…

The Witch in the Canyon

by Joey Delgado, posted Aug 02, 2019 121121 views1010 comments77 favs

There's a witch in Laurel Canyon.She made Wes a promise.Her bungalow smelled like Parliaments. Parliaments, garlic frying in olive oil. Parliaments, garlic frying in olive, and a freshly opened pack of Red Vines. Wes could have curled up into a ball and fallen asleep on her…

My Coyote

by Gary Hardaway, posted Aug 02, 2019 144144 views1818 comments1111 favs

I say her- it might be him-/ but from a distance I supply the details I prefer.

During My Daily Commute

by Jowell Tan, posted Jul 31, 2019 9898 views44 comments44 favs

in moving cars i am small; in moving cars i am invisible.

Dateline: Dumbass

by Smiley McGrouchpants, posted Jul 31, 2019 8383 views22 comments11 fav

Take a ride past Larry Crane’s 'Jackpot!' recording studio — right here! in the neighborhood! where Sleater-Kinney recorded 'One Beat' and Elliott Smith 'either/or' and Sarah Dougher 'The Walls Ablaze!' woo hoo! — and the kids are singing karaoke.

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