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Geek Squad

by stephen hastings-king, posted 6 hours ago 3333 views11 comment11 fav

Big hair shoulder pads hell no.


by Foster Trecost, posted 16 hours ago 4444 views22 comments22 favs

And now binoculars, the latest far-fetched method that seemed further-fetched than the others.


by Jowell Tan, posted 2 days ago 5353 views33 comments33 favs

the moment he started walking my hands were given new tasks to do:

Eleventh Love Poem and Eleventh Song of Despair

by Beate Sigriddaughter, posted 2 days ago 5353 views55 comments44 favs

Reality is overrated. A mistake

le flâneur passed by worlds

by strannikov, posted 2 days ago 5353 views11 comment11 fav

I’m wearied with these tired Potemkin façades / these elaborate gates for alleys all blind / worn out with walking into dead ends each time.

You Seemed Divine

by Jerry Ratch, posted 2 days ago 5757 views00 comments00 favs

I like the way you sat at a table And drank champagne Everyone else was eating Banana vanilla wafer pudding But you had class Well I have traveled in sixteen countries But I never drank the wines That you have You had that kind of clas

The Flower and the Sailboat

by Agnes Ezra Arabella, posted 2 days ago 4444 views44 comments33 favs

She looked at the flowerthat grew through the stone hedgeon a cliffwhere the rockswere stacked to the edge of the water.It was a polka dot spot of fuchsia, Petals peeking through the green briar bush.On the bridge,Staring hard at the deep water,Ripples of blue that…


by Steven Gowin, posted 2 days ago 5555 views33 comments22 favs

When Alex says “sorry” in that barely disguised Canadian accent, we call him an asshole.

Epistemology (Revised 2019)

by Gary Percesepe, posted 2 days ago 6464 views22 comments11 fav

RE: The big stuff: We don’t know RE: The small stuff: Half of what you believe is true but you will never know which half

Letter Home

by David Ackley, posted 3 days ago 7373 views33 comments22 favs

The pen point sits motionless on the paper...

A Jovial Saturday Sight

by Gary Hardaway, posted 4 days ago 9292 views1515 comments99 favs

No twinkle- so, planet, not star./ And bright, so either Venus/ or Jupiter. I’m guessing, Jupiter.

Granny Medicine

by Kitty Boots, posted 6 days ago 9797 views88 comments66 favs

Antibiotic ointment didn't help. Maybe Granny medicine would.

Point Blank

by Amantine B, posted Jun 19, 2019 107107 views1818 comments88 favs

Words stepping out


by Gary Moshimer, posted Jun 18, 2019 114114 views33 comments22 favs

In the cafeteria we have the cheese fries. Sara's favorite. She eats with two fingers, pinching like a crane. Cheese drips and she licks the fingers. She licks the plate. She goes for it. Big Lulu, the cook, calls from the back. “That's what I like to…

The Drainman - Ch. 1

by RW Spryszak, posted Jun 15, 2019 102102 views66 comments33 favs

When the old sky deepened into hard blue we walked arm in arm to the station where we sat beside a man we couldn't seem to see, sitting at a table next to us. A kind of a love story. He held a cup of coffee to his mouth or,…

The Squirm

by Smiley McGrouchpants, posted Jun 15, 2019 8989 views33 comments22 favs



by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted Jun 15, 2019 9898 views99 comments66 favs

A tree reflection in the pond. Girls sitting on a bench hemming the water. Eating their lunch. Suzie was there too in her school uniform. She was watching the ripples stirring the water. Ducks and insects adding their own spins. Actually, Suzie's head was in the…

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