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Nursery Rhymes Made Easy

by Peter Cherches, posted 11 hours ago 5151 views00 comments00 favs

Nursery rhymes can be fun, but they can also be a source of great frustration. Haven’t you ever started reciting a nursery rhyme and then realized that you didn’t remember the whole thing?

A Matter Of Convenience

by Michael J. Solender, posted 13 hours ago 3939 views00 comments00 favs

Every retailer within my five mile containment zone is consumed with my convenience. It is incredibly comforting, this suburban fixation with access, proximity, speed, and ubiquity. If Marx were hanging out in American subdivisions today, he would likely

The Twist

by Dulce Maria Menendez, posted 17 hours ago 6161 views33 comments33 favs

The Puerto Rican girls had a big color television. We would go to their house to watch Batman and on Saturday mornings the cartoons such as Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Flinstones, The Beatles, and The Jetsons. The girls taught me to eat the bone marrow of f

The Amazing Adventures of Macro-Microbe

by Mark Budman, posted 32 hours ago 4949 views22 comments11 fav

Macro-Microbe parked his car and proceeded on foot, which was a misnomer because he had no feet. Typical for Manhattan, no one gave him a second glance except for a homeless woman who tried to sell him hand-sanitizer. Macro-Microbe locomoted himself insid

Song: Three Good Hubcaps, music by Tom Casesa

by Jerry Ratch, posted 40 hours ago 4949 views11 comment11 fav

Stewart Graff At The End Of The World

by Chris Okum, posted 40 hours ago 6161 views44 comments44 favs


Epiphany on a July Morning

by Lupin Pooter, posted 43 hours ago 6161 views44 comments33 favs

It's that day in July when you feel really bummed because you can't find your favorite white sleeveless shirt that you wear on the hottest days of the yea

Marine Forecast

by Kitty Boots, posted 2 days ago 6363 views66 comments44 favs

A favorite place doesn't always offer comfort.

The technological Judas delivers no kiss

by Samuel Derrick Rosen, posted 2 days ago 5050 views44 comments33 favs

you are a necessary exercise in futility

The Difference Between Stone and Sand (Prologue excerpt)

by Randal Houle, posted 2 days ago 113113 views33 comments22 favs

Twice a day, at high tide, the ocean goes down on the cliffside.

she laughs now with wine

by strannikov, posted 2 days ago 7070 views55 comments44 favs

was about a girl/he never met/across cold steel tracks/at cold sunsets.

Wal-Mart El Cid

by Mathew Paust, posted 2 days ago 5757 views44 comments33 favs

another traffic jamming cart


by Gary Hardaway, posted 2 days ago 9494 views88 comments44 favs

Every day, a fresh new/ strain of Hell reveals itself


by Adam Sifre, posted 3 days ago 9393 views33 comments33 favs

Everyone falls,


by Darryl Price, posted 3 days ago 7777 views66 comments55 favs

There is nothing left to say. Won't it last? I'm daydreaming again with my green-eyed head snoozing on my tilted toward a godforsaken boredom hand anyway. I'm one of the last peasants joining the harboring crowd from where I'm standing.…

In Pieces

by Dale Marlowe, posted 4 days ago 6666 views00 comments00 favs

At thirteen he laid his seventeen-year-old neighbor, under the smell of agarbatti cones and to the keening of Physical Graffiti. She was kind, generous, and surely less beautiful than he remembered.

confronting the nonconfrontational

by Emily Sparkles, posted 4 days ago 9090 views44 comments33 favs

You borrow words from platforms you could never build Borrow morals from a party gone sour

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