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Making Love- Circa Y2K

by Jennifer Donnell, posted 8 hours ago 3737 views22 comments22 favs

I want to ask him why not now, right here on the living room floor when Rosie is out for the day. Instead, I suggest Sunday afternoon. I can make grilled cheese sandwiches and we'll eat them on the veranda. I'll take off my tennis skirt and unbutton my...

Edju - the 39th Stave

by RW Spryszak, posted 15 hours ago 3939 views00 comments00 favs

39. They put each of us in solitary confinement. Jacinto's room was long and narrow. Mine was a white cubicle. Alice's reminded me of a dank basement when they threw her in. Then, after three days of bread and water, the…


by John Riley, posted 18 hours ago 4343 views33 comments33 favs

The husband entered my friend's home and shot him dead


by Mathew Paust, posted 20 hours ago 5858 views88 comments44 favs

When her mind was good

Lava Lamps R Us

by Jerry Ratch, posted 21 hours ago 4646 views00 comments00 favs

I was sitting in the bar With lava lamps all around Feeling like an f'ing hippie From Mississippi When the planet spun around And the time was backing up And an eentzy weentsy puff of weed It just flew right outta my mouth And I hopped

All Set

by Chris Okum, posted 22 hours ago 5050 views55 comments33 favs


Elvis, Mosquitoes & Marilyn Monroe -- What I Learned From Magazines This Week

by Roz Warren, posted 43 hours ago 7070 views66 comments66 favs

People usually take fonts for granted.

Unkilled Jeff

by Smiley McGrouchpants, posted 3 days ago 9090 views11 comment00 favs

"Oh — what is this 'work' thing the philosophers speak of" sort of thing. ¶ He's honestly curious, from his point of view.

August, now and after

by Kitty Boots, posted 4 days ago 106106 views1010 comments99 favs

I'll see her this fall, a redhead in camo


by Darryl Price, posted 5 days ago 102102 views55 comments66 favs

Today the color of the skyremakes my heart into somethingless willing to break, or to judge,and I am thankful for it. Acolor not unlike walking chestdeep in the ocean and seeingbeautiful clouds and thinking Iwill be back. Dreaming with the sky.Please stop lying to me. A…


by Jill Chan, posted 6 days ago 108108 views88 comments55 favs

Why are we not the clouds?

On Being, Dasein, and Heidegger

by P.R. Mercado, posted Aug 12, 2017 9797 views22 comments11 fav

We were at a friend’s house warming party, and Wendy lounged about with a suspicious smoke between her fingers beside me, after a while saying, “What is Being, anyway?”

In Training

by Con Chapman, posted Aug 12, 2017 101101 views55 comments22 favs

"I never had malt liquor.” “You’re gonna have some tonight—unless you’re a pussy.”


by eamon byrne, posted Aug 11, 2017 9898 views44 comments55 favs

IN nature, it's hard to find a straight line. Stand on a beach. Look out to sea. There out far you might think you see a line where the sky comes down to join. Where two fields of blue meet. But where you're not quite sure for the line is a blur there. You…

Soft Voices

by Tim Young, posted Aug 11, 2017 9090 views88 comments33 favs

soft voices singing somewhere in the black back of rising tensions crashing with the waves...

Fake Empire (Thanks Matt)

by Jowell Tan, posted Aug 11, 2017 9494 views55 comments55 favs

Your voice is yearning, Like a sad song on the radio, A yarn spun to make hearts break.

Inmate Words

by Bill Yarrow, posted Aug 09, 2017 9292 views1010 comments88 favs

in White Heat there’s a character who reads lips using a mirror to see the mouths of prisoners in other cells that’s how I feel when I talk with you

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