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Over the Rainbow Blues

by James Lloyd Davis, posted 13 hours ago 4747 views11 comment11 fav

“Write me a play.” She'd sat on his lap, played kitten, kissed his ear.


by Jill Chan, posted 30 hours ago 5656 views22 comments22 favs

Fear I’ll be stuck here without a ladder

Rock Opera

by Chris Okum, posted 30 hours ago 6868 views44 comments44 favs



by Rebekka Korthues, posted 35 hours ago 6464 views22 comments22 favs

It was that special ache between heart and stomach that made me stop things. That ache that cannot be caused by the mere knowledge that you have steered your life into a completely wrong direction. To feel this pain, you also need to have no clue why and how it…

Tollund Man, one/breakfast, zero

by strannikov, posted 2 days ago 7575 views11 comment11 fav

severity preceded your peace of sleep,/the cord still gripping your throat tight saw to that . . .


by RW Spryszak, posted 2 days ago 7272 views11 comment11 fav

There was no one to meet me when I got off the train. I saw no one I could recognize except for the chief of police in his faded, patched uniform. Something like clown shoes from under blue cuffed pants.…


by Roz Warren, posted 2 days ago 14521452 views33 comments22 favs

If you work in a library, you work with book carts, so naturally you give them nicknames. You could call your faithful book cart Bumpy, Squeaky, Rusty or Tipsy. But surely you can do better than that! Here's…


by Gary Moshimer, posted 2 days ago 7676 views00 comments00 favs

One winter day, walking home from work because his old Honda Civic refused to start out of sheer laziness, Martin found the cat in the alley behind his apartment building. It was terribly thin, with a swollen belly. It twirled around his legs, pleading with big…

The Poet Faces a Government Shutdown

by Gary Percesepe, posted 3 days ago 9292 views1010 comments55 favs

R just sent me a funny text: Nice nice shit rainbows

The Lonely Genius

by Darryl Price, posted 3 days ago 8282 views77 comments77 favs

was washing her hands and lookingin the mirror and hoping tosee someone who could tell herthe way home again. She wasn'tsure why she should want to go there except maybe to findthe missing piece that had alwayseluded her. The lonely genius puton her clothes but the…


by Carl Santoro, posted 3 days ago 9898 views22 comments22 favs

"...I heard myself mumbling forbidden expletives..."


by Katrina Dessavre, posted 5 days ago 7272 views22 comments22 favs

I may as well have been sleepwalking. Either way, I had no opportunity to admire the moonlight flooding into the long corridors, illuminating the stag heads and painted cheeks of long-dead ancestors.

Opening Line

by Juhi Kalra, posted 5 days ago 8787 views33 comments33 favs

I cannot read one more award winning novel by a female Asian author about the atrocities committed against their childhood, she thought. Then she sat down with her trusty yellow pad and Papermate fineline to write the next lyrical story of a female Asian writer and the…

Late at Night

by Nonnie Augustine, posted 6 days ago 114114 views1111 comments1010 favs

My eyes hold my mother. It's not easy being human she tells me. She always told me. Sure, but the stories are lovely. We all know that. We generate the tales, tell the tales, kiss our children. Live on in their eyes, though, don't…

Otherwise Chaos

by Jerry Ratch, posted 6 days ago 7474 views44 comments44 favs

“It’s okay” Her psychic from Santa Fe Said on the speaker phone: "live and love and create otherwise chaos"

Arcana Magi Zero + Pure - c.7

by H-M Brown, posted Jan 16, 2018 9797 views00 comments00 favs

Keiko covered her arm while holding the staff. She looked up and saw morning breaking through the sky, but something was unusual about it.

Satisfaction Unachieved

by Mathew Paust, posted Jan 15, 2018 9797 views88 comments44 favs

if he could climb from his grave...

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    Yes, fear is always there. Enjoyed.
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