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by Sally Houtman, posted 15 minutes ago 33 views00 comments00 favs

Poem by my son

Glen Beck: Limp-Dick Detective [Ch. 178 - 181]

by Smiley McGrouchpants, posted 42 minutes ago 55 views00 comments00 favs

He looked about, frantic — all he saw were the Andes™ mints the maid had courteously left on his pillow the day before when she cleaned his hotel room. They offered him no help.

Secrets of the Younger Brother - 3

by RW Spryszak, posted 8 hours ago 3232 views00 comments00 favs

*** And for all this the drought was in its eighteenth year. There were children living who had yet to see rain. Water from the sky was a mystery to them. An unbelievable tease. Their parents told them… trains running....

by Samuel Derrick Rosen, posted 17 hours ago 4747 views22 comments22 favs


Arcana Magi Zero Arc 2 - c.2

by H-M Brown, posted 20 hours ago 6363 views00 comments00 favs

Alysia and Megumi made their magic circles, but they stopped short when they saw a young man at the end of the street. Their eyes trembled and their feet moved them back without thought.

3 Good Hubcaps - song

by Jerry Ratch, posted 31 hours ago 5252 views33 comments33 favs

I got 3 good hubcaps That oughta be enough You can take away my house You can take away my stuff Just leave it on the curbside With my beat-up Cadillac Got my 3 good hubcaps I ain’t never coming back

You, Cliché

by Nonnie Augustine, posted 31 hours ago 5959 views77 comments77 favs

You might as well be the man on the moon. Once touching your face was quotidian. When I tallied each day's pleasures, you, in this room or that, counted too much for me, I think. I stopped record keeping. I'm …

The Argument

by Philip F. Clark, posted 35 hours ago 6060 views66 comments66 favs

"What mouths could not say, hands did."

Late Autumn

by John Riley, posted 36 hours ago 5656 views99 comments88 favs

Rough sonnet about faded love

Play it, Sam

by Mathew Paust, posted 2 days ago 7777 views99 comments88 favs

...still the same old signs...

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by Dianne McKnight-Warren, posted 2 days ago 7474 views99 comments55 favs

Winter melts to ashes and now we walk where hillocks dip like pillows, where a warm pocket of air keeps the scent of spring beauties for itself. Sensitive vetch, so easily shocked, folds under a feather, yet the earth trembles where trout lilies shove. Buds stall on…

Your Boredoms

by Darryl Price, posted 2 days ago 6565 views99 comments88 favs

Your boredoms are not my fascinations. Your boredoms Belong to the ice caves with the Mammoths, Although haven't they been tortured enough by the Changing winds? Your boredoms are far from twinkling Objects in the beaks of ancient crows,…

Please Don't Pass The Salt

by Roz Warren, posted 2 days ago 6363 views33 comments33 favs

The only silver lining? The man in my life and I are in this together.

In A Lightning Storm, Sheep Run Through Barbed Wire

by Cheryl Anne Gardner, posted 2 days ago 8282 views44 comments33 favs

I used to fear things. The lonesome wind come through the clapboards. Dry hillsides rustling. My own skin in the summer heat. Rattlers. Lurking. Abandoned coal pits. Pa said I was afraid of desolation. I didn't know what he meant by that. How can you be…

Snapshot Outside the Ladies’ Room

by Joani Reese, posted 2 days ago 164164 views1616 comments1414 favs

the land she seeks is far from us but still its twin’s the Texas dust that’s tamed today by Texas rain.


by Emily Sparkles, posted 3 days ago 7979 views66 comments44 favs

Soon everyone will know what is coming.You cast a spell of heaviness and I crumple, horizontal. Like Aurora, sleep is my destiny.Tantalus in reverse, my curse from food forever I will flee, while everything changes;discomfort and…

Plans and The World

by Gary Hardaway, posted 3 days ago 112112 views2020 comments1212 favs

You are terrified. You light/ the autopilot light and trust// the small machineries of self/ to land things safely,

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