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Far Removed

by Tim G. Young, posted 28 hours ago 5151 views33 comments33 favs

He guessed he loved her He didn't know It was such a long time ago

Violets In The Wind

by Darryl Price, posted 2 days ago 7676 views44 comments44 favs

The wild world is still wild. It waits for every chance to devour you. Just because you aren't looking for the same opportunity to pounce doesn't mean you are immune to anything. You can sit and think lovely thoughts in your…

Forest Trees Problem

by stephen hastings-king, posted 3 days ago 103103 views33 comments22 favs

...why just look at that line drawn against x,y coordinates at an angle of 45 degrees...

Late March New England

by Dianne McKnight-Warren, posted 3 days ago 7777 views55 comments55 favs

On seeing a photograph taken in Tennessee this morning of dawn unfolding over the sky like a fan of golden light and the land revealing itself below in a wide swath of infused green, I think how southern woods are different from northern. Everything in the South today is as…

The Straps and the Electric

by Agnes Ezra Arabella, posted 4 days ago 7575 views33 comments22 favs

The winter sun was going down and she watched it out the window.Light like shards of glass,time had melted.It took hold.She was held down by brown leather straps and she couldremember the smell of incense and little hands and little eyesof an infant cold on the bed.She…

Michael Caine

by Dulce Maria Menendez, posted 4 days ago 6464 views33 comments22 favs

Michael Caine is up my nose.Michael Caine is a sliver of fresh snow.Michael Caine is a white mustache.Michael Caine is a song. Michael Caine is churning through my veins.Michael Caine is blowing.Michael Caine is Cola.Michael Caine is gritty against my teeth.Michael…

So Many Questions?

by Todd Maupin, posted Mar 22, 2023 8787 views77 comments33 favs

“Are you my neighbor in 3D?” Was she?

The Magic of the Old Man

by Sheila Luecht, posted Mar 20, 2023 128128 views99 comments55 favs

As far as I knew it was just an old man and his wife who lived in this house, but not really. I mean if you had seen what every person on that block had, you would have realized that many lived there, well many beings.

Hotel Venice and the Bohemian Blue

by C.F. Pierce, posted Mar 16, 2023 146146 views44 comments33 favs

“Time to check out,” I say looking at sailboats and surfers gliding on the blue Pacific from the open window of my hotel room in Venice Beach. I inhale minty incense and gaze down at a dark-skinned woman in a sombrero seated behind a cloth-covered fold

Meanwhile It Was Nuclear War

by Smiley McGrouchpants, Jr-Esq-III, posted Mar 14, 2023 124124 views33 comments33 favs

“Whup!” he said, as a lorry pulled up in front. ¶ “Here’s your lorry.”


by Jerry Ratch, posted Mar 14, 2023 140140 views77 comments44 favs

-- Adultery I took her out to a drive-in movie and we had sex in the back seat of my car. Then went into the concession stand to get something sweet after so much sex, and everyone was in there doing the same thing, you could tell by…

The Optimism Of Despair

by John Olson, posted Mar 11, 2023 139139 views77 comments66 favs

He felt sick at heart, as if he'd just been told he'd been fired from a job to which he'd devoted 60 years of his professional life. And for no good reason; the profession no longer existed. It had slipped into obsolescence, like blacksmithing at the beginning of the…

Professor _________

by Miguel Lasala, posted Mar 02, 2023 152152 views55 comments33 favs

"First we’ll get a good workout at the discotheque where my lady friend works. Don’t worry, she’s already arranged for a friend of hers to attend so you won’t have to suffer the indignity of being a third wheel."

R.I.P. Ann Bogle

by Daniel Harris, posted Mar 01, 2023 217217 views1616 comments99 favs

It is with great sadness I announce the passing of Ann Bogle on February 28, 2023 after a brief illness. Ann was longtime contributor and editor of these pages and a champion of small press and emerging writers.I knew Ann since the late 1970's when she was an undergraduate…

Left On The Scrap Heap

by Aaron Sabatine, posted Feb 28, 2023 164164 views44 comments33 favs

Daylight and cold sensed as an abstract, a number in my mind. Air thin, polluted, lacking oxygen. But the Recyclers are at it again.

One Of These Dreams ...

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted Feb 28, 2023 155155 views99 comments66 favs

Imagine a morning without dawn, without daylight ... The night birds still hoot, the flowers wait for the light to change their make-up, black birds have locked their beaks. A morning unlike any other ... The moon above continues to reign over the milky way, the stars to…

Some Things Can't Be Fixed

by Kitty Boots, posted Feb 28, 2023 163163 views77 comments66 favs

Orchids strewn over the floor...

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