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Women in Their Beds

by Gary Percesepe, posted 10 hours ago 3434 views22 comments11 fav

In the beds of women all my life I sought to sleep like God in France/ Jodi collapsed on the sideline at her daughter’s soccer game.

The Welder

by Neil McCarthy, posted 38 hours ago 5757 views33 comments33 favs

For a man with a poor command of English, he managed to describe his recent redundancy with aplomb. “One week, everything perfect; the next week –” He mimicked a noose being fixed around his neck and I sat and watched his eyes bulge.

the wrap

by Kitty Boots, posted 5 days ago 103103 views1010 comments55 favs

a whisper of wind

Pink Frost

by Chris Okum, posted Nov 18, 2022 133133 views22 comments22 favs



by Darryl Price, posted Nov 16, 2022 129129 views33 comments33 favs

"All you believe, is what defines you."--Julian LennonFloating has not stopped the music from coming through one bit. It's nice to know how magically it was made by ordinary men and women, but oh the brave choices they have made out loud for the…

In the Woods II

by David Ackley, posted Nov 15, 2022 127127 views44 comments22 favs

The neighbor was a little woman...

The Vote

by Todd Maupin, posted Nov 11, 2022 154154 views66 comments33 favs

God had decided to resign. Not even two weeks notice. He just resigned. Point blank.


by stephen hastings-king, posted Nov 10, 2022 172172 views44 comments33 favs

I was a head with two legs.

October Ends

by Tim G. Young, posted Oct 25, 2022 223223 views99 comments55 favs

October is not sitting on a fence instead running like a mad man face to face

Cambridge Vignettes (from the 1960s)

by DeWitt Henry, posted Oct 18, 2022 189189 views11 comment11 fav

I wanted none of her. But also that day I had just finished The Story of 0., and my mind was full of sadistic whimsies and the mood of anythingness that the book instills: the pound of fleshness. Anyway, I sneered at her and told her she bored me, and sat

My First Winter in Massachusetts

by Dianne McKnight-Warren, posted Oct 17, 2022 253253 views1616 comments1010 favs

My first winter in Massachusetts feels medieval: cold, dark, and endless.

Imaginary Friend

by Carl Santoro, posted Oct 07, 2022 222222 views55 comments55 favs

They smiled at each other. Soon a fresh lip pattern was left on the mirror.

A Little *PSYCHOTIC* —

by Smiley McGrouchpants Jr., posted Oct 07, 2022 197197 views00 comments00 favs

[um ... "howza 'bout another piece of, chocolate CAKE ... ?? #tammyBAKER #tammyBAKER #AYE #AYE ]

Хлебников via странников (+ two tombs from Mallarmé + one more)

by strannikov, posted Oct 07, 2022 223223 views55 comments22 favs

No harp now hails, / no wood sings mirth, no good hawk / swoops through the hall, no swift steed / paws dirt in the castle-yard. Woeful death / has emptied earth of an ancient race.

Last Night I Dated The Universe

by John Olson, posted Oct 07, 2022 233233 views55 comments66 favs

Last night I dated the universe. What a hottie! I arrived on time and was feeling a bit spacey. Look at me, I said. I'm on time. Yeah, well, I invented time. I made sure you'd be here on time. Cool. Where do you want to go? Doesn't matter. Wherever we go I'm already…


by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted Oct 01, 2022 264264 views1616 comments77 favs

Night already falls and I realise I haven't filled the day's basket to my satisfaction. I've put in the little and big daily duties, but forgot the dreams, to smell the lilac's perfume, pick a branch of the jade plant, listen to an old jingle, sing with the black bird,…


by Agnes Ezra Arabella, posted Sep 30, 2022 200200 views44 comments22 favs

The fire was so fierce,so fair like an opal;the most primal burn."Death haunts these trees,"the woman said, as she held the potof beetroot soup above the fire.They spoke from the basement; living in the dark space,nerves too locked up to to look out the windowand…

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