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Part 1: Childhood and Adolescence

by Kait Mauro, posted 2 hours ago 2727 views00 comments00 favs

This account is the best my memory can manage. All of the episodes I’ve had and the psychiatric medications I have tried have taken their toll on my ability to recount. I will include all of the ugly things I would rather not admit.

Man In The Blue Scooter

by Samuel Derrick Rosen, posted 2 days ago 5757 views33 comments22 favs


Death's Honesty (12)

by Mathew Paust, posted 3 days ago 7070 views55 comments55 favs

All-important sex scene? Getting closer, getting closer--still in foreplay

bloodletting and the strobe of hearts

by Kevin Army, posted 3 days ago 125125 views22 comments22 favs

the injured color wheel of the world

After the Poison

by Collin Kelley, posted 4 days ago 8181 views66 comments77 favs

I've measured out our time togethersealed it in airtight bottlesthe one labeled 1998 kept closelike smelling saltsOne whiff a camphor waking memaking me high on the idea of usputting blinders on your infidelitiesdouble vodkas and damaging wordsAnd when that isn't enoughI…

The Abandoned Shoe Project

by Jerry Ratch, posted 5 days ago 8787 views77 comments88 favs

It’s the unfinished sentences Of the children on our refrigerators That worry me the most It’s the Fake News It’s all the people Living in their shopping carts Without shoes It’s the abandoned shoe On the street And the Abandoned S

Breath for Nick Cage

by Steven Gowin, posted 5 days ago 5959 views22 comments33 favs

But El Roy Never listen no so

November Odds

by Gary Hardaway, posted 5 days ago 9494 views1111 comments77 favs

The stars align against us. Lines of force/ collaborate to push us off the edge/ into the dark abyss we’ve joked about.

Notel Nobel

by Ann Bogle, posted 5 days ago 109109 views1212 comments1313 favs

That was before Cohen died. Castro died. Castro Died should be a title by Samuel Beckett. Once I nearly went out to buy a bass clarinet just for the purpose of playing along with Leonard Cohen.


by Adam Sifre, posted 5 days ago 8383 views22 comments22 favs

There is a dead factory. It sits on the tip of a small piece of land which extends into a forgotten lake, like a giant dirty-inked thumb pressed against a faded blue sheet of paper.

Remember to Sing

by Darryl Price, posted 5 days ago 7272 views66 comments77 favs

“Not all the birds are to be trusted, and there are other spies more evil than they are.” —J.R.R.Tolkien This may well be your own about time to walk out that comfortable front door forever. Nothing will ever …


by Gary Percesepe, posted 6 days ago 8585 views88 comments55 favs

death like the lobby of a hotel/ you were just leaving/ or a well-lit room/ you could enter at will/ better than beauty

“Yo Donnie, Hawyadoon?”

by Larry Strattner, posted 6 days ago 6363 views33 comments44 favs

“Fine, Tony, fine. I'm brilliant . How many times have I got to tell you my name is Donald now. All the time you're with that disgusting, “Donnie,” a grammar school name. Get some class. You own the matzo factory now. You're not just another…

Cape Charles

by Kitty Boots, posted 6 days ago 6868 views88 comments66 favs

"ain't hardly got a lick o' crabs today"

Our Time in San Francisco

by Nicholas Cook, posted Nov 27, 2016 9999 views1010 comments1010 favs

“I love you,” he said. I imagined him falling off a cliff.

D Evil in the D

by Shawn Misener, posted Nov 26, 2016 5959 views66 comments33 favs

when the devil dies he divides enough evil for everybody

Black Widow: (Conclusion)

by Daniel Harris, posted Nov 26, 2016 7777 views77 comments55 favs

—You must be joking, he laughed.

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  2. commented on Notel Nobel
    Read it all in one swallow.*
  3. What Mathew said. Hope. *
  4. Tender, powerful benediction. A gift.*
  5. I enjoy your work, Samuel. You paint interesting word pictures.
  6. Thank you Daniel. I had the title first (man in the blue scooter is a friend of mine, he drives a blue scooter and sits outside his local cafe and drinks coffee even when it's cold) and then I aske...
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    Nicely done, Ann. Great read. *
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