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Natalie blushed the vodka with an almost pointless twist of the fruit juice as I fought in my inside jacket pocket for my wallet...

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I'll be the first to admit that there's something wrong with me, something off-kilter, something in my brain that's a radical contradiction to the sum of my outward appearance.


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it is said to make your manliness last forever

Greatness Was Never Enough...

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Likely Story

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Everybody's out to get me. They follow me in their cars, but never visit me at home. I won't find out they love me till I'm dead. If I had a time machine I would go back and rescue Emily Dickinson. These are just a few of the interestingfacts.…

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by Dulce Maria Menendez, posted 5 days ago 121121 views44 comments33 favs

In the morning after a cup of black coffee, she decided she was hungry and opted for the leftover egg roll and dumplings from the previous night. She looks for the chopsticks sticking out with the rest of the utensils and picks up the last of the dumplings and places it…

Sisyphus takes the day off

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what-ta-hell, fuck this he snorts brushing the dust from his shoulders

More About Nils Whose Real Name is Georges

by Ann Bogle, posted 5 days ago 116116 views1212 comments99 favs

I think he viewed Communion as an act of hygiene that allowed him to go on being fiery and self-determined.

Mr. Only

by Tim Young, posted Jan 07, 2021 7878 views88 comments44 favs

He calls me Mr. Only. "He" is an older guy I know at the supermarket where I like to shop. He sometimes will dish me out half a pound of cole slaw or potato salad. I don't have an enormous appetite.

Code 33M at the White Front Store

by Jerry Ratch, posted Jan 06, 2021 7878 views44 comments22 favs

“Attention, Shoppers,” the loudspeaker announced. “Yes, it’s that time of the month and Moonlight Madness has officially begun.” The manager of toys came sprinting into the warehouse behind the store. He wa

A Journal of the Plague Year: January 5, 2021: The politics of gesture

by David Ackley, posted Jan 06, 2021 8787 views66 comments44 favs

mask refusal

My Instagram Life

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I am wealthy wealthy wealthy look at me.

No More Ideas

by Todd Maupin, posted Jan 02, 2021 115115 views22 comments11 fav

And then, one fateful day, the world ran out of ideas. The last one was gone, floating away like a balloon full of the helium we had already squandered.

The TV

by Agnes Ezra Arabella, posted Jan 02, 2021 112112 views55 comments-1-1 favs

The absence sits on the window sillIt looks like the tree growing in front of itlimbs long and crookedwretched clocktime passes like torn silkShe sits at the mirror looking past thingsHer TV blasts the newsconfront the questionCovid -19 The vaccinationTrump is…


by Christina, posted Jan 02, 2021 107107 views11 comment11 fav

I sensed someone approaching. She was wearing a big hat and she was smoking a cigarette from a holder.'Can't smoke in here, Ma'm. Sorry, but....''Oh, could you please come outside for a moment?''Sorry can't leave my station, Ma'm..''Oh, but you can.'I looked around, but I…

decades since minutes with moments to

by strannikov, posted Dec 28, 2020 124124 views33 comments22 favs

the drive-ins now are dead and gone / where once we laught through splatter films: / our screens too small, our horrors do not fit— / no monumental screens are left, / no close-ups show us what we think we fear.

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