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Syndrome (re-mix)

by loulou pollen, posted 5 hours ago 1717 views00 comments00 favs

The brain had elected itself Judas, sleazy loud with silver jangling In this grand guignol of new and quickly old concussion Limbs roasted themselves to occult temperatures Yet remained whitely chilled under air that strove to rub, scrape, signify …

Her 68th Easter

by Carl Santoro, posted 6 hours ago 4242 views22 comments11 fav

There was only the sound of crickets.


by Rene Foran, posted 7 hours ago 2424 views11 comment11 fav

the way we fit...alchemy

Bacon's Blood (22)

by Mathew Paust, posted 9 hours ago 3333 views11 comment11 fav

Now, in her Toyota on the way back to Leicester, she knew he was right.


by Chris Okum, posted 10 hours ago 4444 views22 comments33 favs


Vitamin D

by David James, posted 10 hours ago 5353 views33 comments44 favs

I caught her a-feasting with her eyes and smilin' at that Jesus- haired Waffle House cook, Dennis Roy, again and I said, “Merlene, my tiny kitty-kat, they's no reason to carry no torch for him ‘cause he may not be with us very long ‘cause, if you notice, they's no…

What The?

by Jerry Ratch, posted 12 hours ago 4040 views11 comment11 fav

Let me tell you this: while the meds are asleep we silently weep on our guitars, and our girlfriends make up stories to cover the tracks of their youth.

Round Women

by Meg Pokrass, posted 13 hours ago 6464 views77 comments88 favs

The two women were large as human snails and round as moons. They were visiting my husband, asking him for money. I had a feeling he would be nice to them, they were women, and they had breasts. Between the two round women, and myself, there were five real…

An Orange

by Samuel Derrick Rosen, posted 15 hours ago 2525 views22 comments22 favs

I offer you an orangeYou say you'd prefer an appleI offer you an orangeYou say, noI want an appleYou say you had a bad experienceWith eating an orangeHmmm, I sayYes, but what does it matter?You say you are not eating the orangeUnder no circumstances will you everEat an…

The Nude Pianist: A Novel: Chapter 3

by Daniel Harris, posted 18 hours ago 4747 views11 comment11 fav

It was like watching one of those vintage eighteen-frames-per-second films of someone trying to open a stuck umbrella.


by Ann Bogle, posted 20 hours ago 6060 views33 comments55 favs

A cult is one thing; it defies common sense that a commonly educated person cannot escape cultist thinking and belonging. That cult, A.A., is girded by police, fire, therapy, hospitals, insurance companies, and courts.


by Gary Hardaway, posted 20 hours ago 6161 views44 comments44 favs

No one has the right/ to script how someone dies.

Something of Asparagus

by Steven Gowin, posted 29 hours ago 7878 views1111 comments88 favs

We'd never forget Bud's crooked spine humping up his shoulder and how his forehead slumped low over a mouth of jagged brown teeth. We repeated his birth story; an aunt who'd bore him deformed, back and hip and head, a mooncalf.

Death, looking over the poet's shoulder, whispers...

by James Lloyd Davis, posted 36 hours ago 5959 views55 comments55 favs


Starting Out

by James Claffey, posted 2 days ago 8888 views77 comments88 favs

Above the trees at the top of the lane, the Dublin Mountains stretch out in their low granite might, Neolithic graves scattered here and there, and the corries and ribbon lakes carved by the last Ice Age glazed by a winter covering of frost and ice.

candy crush

by Glynnis Eldridge, posted 2 days ago 6060 views33 comments33 favs

1. we got off at the same stop. you approached me as i walked towards the stairs. i saw you looking at me, you said. i wasn't. i was looking at your magazine's cover. i don't remember what i said. i wanted to explore how to exist as myself however i wanted. i wanted to get…

A Record Setting Year

by Kevin Army, posted 2 days ago 4949 views33 comments22 favs

it felt fucking awesome at that moment, in that way only little things can feel huge and life affirming

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    This poem has stayed with me all day. Those "vacant years" especially, but the whole piece made an impression on me.
  3. faved the story Denouement.
  4. Aaww, see now you've made me cry you damn writer you! loved this, really did bring tears and I enjoyed the short chunking gossipy feel of the piece with the seriousness catching me up at the end. G...
  5. faved the story In tidal relief.
  6. "let the sand cram no more infant folds" - that line alone will haunt me for hours, genius!
  7. Thank you Gary. I'm going over to study some of the micro-fiction posts. See if I can "reshape" things with this. I'm glad you liked it. Your input is always helpful to me.
  8. The spidery web grows.
  9. I like this but think it would work better reshaped as a micro- fiction.

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