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Trombones and Figs

by Daniel Harris, posted 2 hours ago 2020 views11 comment11 fav

“What are you doing, Maestro?"


by Tara Isabel Zambrano, posted 3 hours ago 3232 views11 comment11 fav


eras mia, tu eres la primera

by FM Le, posted 20 hours ago 4949 views55 comments55 favs

I watched the blood flow and be wiped away. Today I thought of you.

Work Sucks

by Bud Smith, posted 27 hours ago 9696 views55 comments55 favs

I don't have a cubicle. I systematically destroyed it

The Ghost II

by Nicholas Cook, posted 32 hours ago 4848 views11 comment11 fav

Their training consists of French films, watching others eat chocolate.

Rwanda Suite: Cabaret La Prospérité

by Steven Gowin, posted 33 hours ago 5555 views55 comments55 favs

You made that child crawl around there under the table, to do that thing, and someone should have said something; I should have said something.

New Black Wheat in the Old Country

by Jerry Ratch, posted 33 hours ago 5050 views11 comment11 fav

They left their great need behind when they were taken out of the country. They live without thought of that blood.

First there was an eruption

by Neil McCarthy, posted 2 days ago 100100 views77 comments55 favs

First there was an eruption. Which is where it all began. Spewing ash clouds miles up and miles wide. It made the non-believers stroke their chins somewhat. Richard Quest-Means-Business was suddenly a volcanologist.

13 imaginary friends

by James Knight, posted 3 days ago 125125 views33 comments33 favs

1. He had thirteen imaginary friends. They knew him better than his mother did.2. His imaginary friends were all born of a cat on the night of a blood moon.3. His imaginary friends had grey skin and red eyes, giving them the appearance of dead people. Their cheeks flushed…

The Planet Will Be Fine without Us

by Gary Hardaway, posted 3 days ago 125125 views1515 comments1212 favs

The planet will be fine without us as it was/ when the Permian extinction made the goo/ that made the Rockefellers wealthy.

Everything I Need To Know About Aging I Learned From Lilikoi

by Aline Carriere, posted 4 days ago 6363 views11 comment11 fav

Behold! Passion fruit!Aureolin sun condensedRolls off palm and tongue.Spurn taut rounded skinWait for wrinklesRipeness revealed, resplendent —The pinnacle of worth.

I Hear the Voices of Angels

by Con Chapman, posted 4 days ago 6565 views33 comments22 favs

You're not crazy until you start talking to them, like Blake did. He used to have one-on-one conversations with the Angel Gabriel.

Extract from my Fantasy book

by Iain James Robb, posted 5 days ago 6969 views22 comments11 fav

Lucien ran through a burning vortex in desperation ignoring the cries of his friend. It was Satanic majesty. The floodlight of the fire was incredibly grim, but it did not hurt his eyes. Have you ever seen painted glass windows in a cathedral built by the Medici? …

Mathilda Is Not My Girlfriend

by Cheryl Anne Gardner, posted 5 days ago 9696 views1212 comments77 favs

Some idiot was gonna let a snake eat him. I know, but I saw it on the internets. That's some dumb-assed stuff right there. Everyone knows about snakes. The Jesus book tells us all about them, inside us, slithering through ruby-red and eating our guilt from inside out.…

Action she feels as folly, I respond

by Ann Bogle, posted 5 days ago 104104 views77 comments66 favs

Once a friend asked me to write about rape in an email, so I wrote that it is a weapon of war that would not work here because partners do not give in to it; in fact, they would say it is infidelity in relationships. ... Is this the main idea: whites

Down and Out in the Portland in Oregon [Card #8: Justice (WORK-IN-PROGRESS — v.5)]

by Crabby McGrouchpants, posted 6 days ago 9393 views00 comments00 favs

I remain unwashed for days, teetering on the brink . . .

What I Did For Pho

by J.A. Pak, posted 6 days ago 100100 views99 comments44 favs

Once upon a time there was a Vietnamese restaurant. And then there were two, and four, and eight...

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