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Moscow Mitch by Henry Gibson

by Mathew Paust, posted 3 hours ago 2121 views22 comments11 fav

Moscow Mitch is Putin's bitch, Rubles makin' him rich, Time to end his hitch. Hear? --the end --

Alex Kraft and the Otherworld--prologue

by John Henry Fleming, posted 8 hours ago 4343 views55 comments11 fav

Prologue Late at night, an old man named Drevin Philpott stands on the deck of a cruise ship, looking out at the sea. The man is hunched and very small. His arms and legs are thin and he's got a bowling ball for a gut. He's standing on a chair so he can…

Meaning Intended(Hand-Print on a Cave Wall)

by Darryl Price, posted 9 hours ago 2828 views11 comment11 fav

There's only one time. But the mastery of itmay take several lifetimes. We don't have that or indeed very much time. Knowledge of the it of it all will have to turn into wisdom on its own free jump. The golden key, fleece or skeleton, is where you turned…

Neither Here Nor There

by Chris Okum, posted 9 hours ago 4444 views11 comment11 fav

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A journal of the plague year: Today

by David Ackley, posted 2 days ago 7171 views66 comments55 favs

Stacking wood, unpacking life.

The Toad King

by Miguel Lasala, posted 3 days ago 6464 views00 comments00 favs

“I come from a long line of Toad Kings,” Huckleberry said, “and we never back down from a bet.”Phyllis, a great white heron, lowered her long white neck so she could get a better look into her friend's golden eyes.“I just think you…

Kindred Spirits

by Foster Trecost, posted 3 days ago 6565 views55 comments44 favs

Clearing out was not a new concept, and though Katie sensed a kindred spirit, she decided it best to filter the details.

Biden Buys Off Brazil

by Steven Miller, posted 4 days ago 6666 views22 comments11 fav

Biden Buys off Brazil, Kenya, Italy, Spain, Australia, and scores of other countries to exaggerate the effects of Covid-19 someone's racist coworker has just reported.

Babel

by Emily Sparkles, posted 4 days ago 7575 views55 comments55 favs

As if reaching for the Divine was the problem

Swiss Sushi vs. Swish Suzi

by strannikov, posted 5 days ago 9191 views99 comments55 favs

There being so few venues for Lapp dancing in Lausanne in those days, Swish Suzi took a job in a Swiss sushi bar.

It's the Great Conspiracy, Danny Brown

by Todd Maupin, posted 5 days ago 6464 views00 comments00 favs

Danny was only ten years old when he first met the man in the suit. His machine looked like a plotter and it was, sort of, but also something of a plot device.

The bamboo stick

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted 5 days ago 7979 views77 comments66 favs

I no longer go for walks without my bamboo stick. Tightly held in my hand, thin and light, it beats the invisible particles which try to land on me and bite. My face is hidden as in shame under a rough gag, my hands are getting rusty, missing the touch of other hands. My…

AKA Finch

by J. Fallthrough, posted 5 days ago 6363 views11 comment11 fav

You know my crime. You must, because it's only spawned like ten thousand documentaries, feature films, books, and now all the Website and blogs and podcasts and whatever set up by the obsessives. The only thing I'll say about the 50…

Beautiful

by Kitty Boots, posted 6 days ago 7979 views55 comments55 favs

Adam, bronze and lithe, runs laps on the beach

Campaign Speech

by stephen hastings-king, posted Sep 16, 2020 105105 views44 comments33 favs

I'd like to be re-elected so this statement is false.

At the Cafe

by Jerry Ratch, posted Sep 15, 2020 7777 views22 comments11 fav

The light on his face from a lamp Felt hat with a black band Scrunched down The nose creating a strong shadow With dark, straight eyebrows under the hat Red and orange beard Leaning forward at the café table, watching A damp curl of ha

More Sentences We Couldn't Get Enough Of (a cento)

by Gary Percesepe, posted Sep 10, 2020 140140 views1010 comments55 favs

The problem of psychologically distorted deities is an extremely complex subject, which transcends the limitations of the present work



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