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A Universal Tendency of Debasement in the Sphere of Love

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by David Ackley, posted 4 days ago 112112 views99 comments77 favs

residue of production

A Girl and Her Trees

by Jackie Parslow, posted Sep 20, 2022 9595 views88 comments55 favs

The trees would answer with a creak and a crackle. Fall was near, a rotten apple.

Eat a Banana today, Save a Friend Tomorrow

by Darryl Price, posted Sep 18, 2022 110110 views44 comments44 favs

Even if it's true, I've seen you dance, you brought me so high, you were flying. I've watched as you danced the good necessary medicine right into a room. It came from your feet, not your lit up head. Your name is such a lovely melody. I've…

Commercials About Reviving Flowers

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by Tim G. Young, posted Sep 07, 2022 127127 views1010 comments66 favs

The last sip of my dry (very dry and dirty) gin martini tasted like a crude motor oil.

Finger Weaving a Voyageur Sash

by Joani Reese, posted Sep 02, 2022 220220 views55 comments55 favs

. . .and still wild roses star far fields the same.

The Caracol, a snapshot

by Kitty Boots, posted Aug 31, 2022 152152 views1212 comments66 favs

waves assaulted black volcanic rock in briny harmony

Night Letters from the Underground

by James Lloyd Davis, posted Aug 29, 2022 232232 views88 comments66 favs

As ghosts, they became lovers. Rodion would strum the Underwood keys like a balalaika. Lizaveta would sing.

Not Being Arnold Schoenberg

by stephen hastings-king, posted Aug 27, 2022 184184 views33 comments22 favs

Maybe he deserved it.


by Dianne McKnight-Warren, posted Aug 24, 2022 220220 views1313 comments1010 favs

When the compost thaws the past oozes out into the present....

The Message

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted Aug 22, 2022 195195 views99 comments77 favs

On the gravel in front of my feet lies a small piece of paper folded in four. I pick it up and unfold it. I see letters — a foreign word perhaps. I fold it again and let it warm up in my hand. Sitting now near the lamp, I put on my glasses and scrutinise the…

I'll Show You God

by Carl Santoro, posted Jul 19, 2022 367367 views22 comments33 favs

...the room was filled with a brightness and a breeze, making you think you were up in the clouds.

The Tale of a Fat Ugly Crow on a May Afternoon

by Joanne Jagoda, posted Jul 14, 2022 420420 views88 comments77 favs

a fat crow rapturously caws over its good fortune... not a morsel left on the street, not even a bloodstain

Nervous-WRECK *VEEK*

by Smiley McGrouchpants Jr., posted Jul 13, 2022 361361 views22 comments11 fav

[Scumbag scumbag ― fuck you!!! Stop reading this it's my private JOURNAL!!! Thanks. ;) ]

A Borrowed Barrow

by John Olson, posted Jul 13, 2022 347347 views44 comments44 favs

It was a battered, creaky, rickety old thing, this wheelbarrow. It had two wooden handles with cracks running through the wood, a fat rubber wheel and a deep tray encrusted with the mud and plaster and grout that it had transported through decades of heavy use. Based on…

Nostalgias and Anachronisms, Past and Present

by strannikov, posted Jul 04, 2022 299299 views44 comments33 favs

Thus does time fly and we with it. Because time flies on the cosmic scale, curious things inevitably occur in local circumstances.

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