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Rain (a sense of her)

by Samuel Derrick Rosen, posted 18 hours ago 4141 views77 comments77 favs


January 1980: Avenue A and St. Mark’s Place, East Village

by Nonnie Augustine, posted 18 hours ago 3737 views44 comments44 favs

In the St. Mark's Bar and Grill romance is a speedy thing, a blurred whir of grope, kiss, connect. The tricky thing is timing: to leave in time for the boozy love of the hour to carry through to full, naked contact. Some succeed of course. Others overstay, hang past the…

Iowa Voters

by Emily Sparkles, posted 18 hours ago 6666 views66 comments66 favs

I miss my fire from the first three races

Journal of Puritan Minister, Jon Sorrim: Fragment 1

by Wesley Baines, posted 24 hours ago 5656 views55 comments33 favs

It was the first time I had ever seen a possession.

sick fuck

by Chris Okum, posted 25 hours ago 5454 views55 comments33 favs


The Fourth Prague Defenestration: 7

by Jerry Ratch, posted 32 hours ago 4848 views22 comments22 favs

The family castle, Krivoklat, pronounced something like sheevoklat, where my maternal grandmother’s family ran a hotel, was founded in 1109 A.D. (how long our family ran the hotel business is anybody’s guess, taken over by the Nazi’s, then the C

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by Loren A. Moreno, posted 33 hours ago 5353 views66 comments44 favs


With Arthur Rimbaud at the Chamber of Commerce

by Con Chapman, posted 45 hours ago 5959 views55 comments44 favs

A little kiss, like a crazy spider, will run round your neck.

Professor Einstein's Living Proof (an excerpt)

by Yasmin Elaine Waring, posted 2 days ago 6767 views22 comments22 favs

Light “I can escape the feeling of complicity in it only by speaking out.” The professor arrives on time, sockless. The former a sign of his polite upbringing. The latter, his lack of pretense and high …

20,000 Years of The Apartment For The Dead

by Poppy Lavelikov, posted 2 days ago 7777 views44 comments11 fav

He saw places that he hadn't thought existed. He found his analog from 17,000 years ago praying inside of a white pyramid in Kathmandu, and saw how the fireballs being catapulted through the air outside were stopped in midair by a beam coming from the top

The Judge's Wife

by Daniel Harris, posted 2 days ago 9595 views1111 comments22 favs

Her pheromones were working overtime.

20 minutes in the life

by Tide Lake, posted 2 days ago 9393 views55 comments22 favs

I had a blanket over my head, going into the hospital, its giant, pale brown doors beeping unlocked and slowly opening to me.

That Day I Don't Remember

by Dulce Maria Menendez, posted 2 days ago 6969 views44 comments22 favs

It was a sunny day because everyday was a sunny day and the thunderstorms they thundered and the sun was dripping down the horizon and the sky was blue and blue and blue endless blue and the distance was salty and my eyes burned and there was no time to cry no time to cry…

On Welding

by Gary V. Powell, posted 2 days ago 9090 views66 comments66 favs

I wanted something new, something different, something with fire.

Stranded People

by Darryl Price, posted 3 days ago 7878 views88 comments66 favs

There are stranded people just like us, that's Not necessarily what I'm looking for. Negativity won't pull us through the Barbwired walls of hate. And even if I Was the only one, I wouldn't want you To look any different. I'm older Now, no one…

Cube of Boxes

by G.E. Simons, posted 3 days ago 8282 views22 comments22 favs

...he was suddenly and hazily relieved that he had something in Persepolis and blue agave plants to talk to her about.


by Gary Hardaway, posted 3 days ago 9898 views1010 comments77 favs

The human/ is less dependable than these pinpricks// and the lunar cycle.

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  3. This has the signature forward propulsion of all Dan's fiction. There is a comfort to it, an ease in knowing that the story telling is fair to life and to its characters. And there is the sense of ...
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    Fffff-Bwaaaahhh. That's the sound that came out when I read this. Super stuff.
  5. I kid you not, I was listening to "there aint no sunshine when she's gone" when I happened upon this - it fits effin' perfectly! Very well written.
  6. I had to save the pdf document, as you appear to have starshot this place before, and taken your stories with you :-(
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    I like the way the father's perspective gets multidimensional treatment, because you have to ask whether he knows, consciously, what he's feeling, or if he's just sitting there in an armchair stupo...
  8. (Speaking generally about this and other samples I've read of your verse, as it seems my above comment doesn't quite fit this one precisely.) n.b. the editor in me wants to ask Philip if he know...
  9. I like your clarity of expression and intuitive sense of direct purpose. Much better than so much whimsy verse out there. Your sentiment isn't an *ism.
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