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by Joani Reese, posted 20 hours ago 8181 views11 comment11 fav

The boy curls beneath a plastic tarp until the truck stops in a depression of rock, hidden from the border's many eyes.

Jurassic World: Aftermath

by Husayn R, posted 2 days ago 6464 views00 comments00 favs

The world had gathered to hear about how the world’s most expensive and scientifically advanced theme park had turned into one of the largest crime scenes, and nightmares, of the modern age.


by Misti Rainwater-Lites, posted 4 days ago 116116 views1010 comments88 favs

"You've got white privilege and hot privilege," a Latina friend told me in 2015 when we shared the same taste in dollar store blue lipstick.

This Can't Be Blank

by Darryl Price, posted 5 days ago 9696 views66 comments77 favs

I don't know where to start. We're gaining flight. Did you seeanybody we know? The trees are always a concern. I don't thinkI know how to stop this thing from crashing into parked cars,that is if I live. You can say it was all on a stupid dare. They don't have to know…

The Soup You're Served

by Foster Trecost, posted 6 days ago 8585 views66 comments66 favs

He said hopping trains don't get you out the pot, it only gets you to the other side. But whatever soup you're swimming in, you'll still be swimming in it.

Blue Ridge

by Mathew Paust, posted 6 days ago 8181 views1313 comments77 favs

...swallowed like a radiant yolk by an epicurean barracuda.


by David Ackley, posted 6 days ago 7676 views1010 comments55 favs

that was one ending

Climate Change

by Bill Yarrow, posted Jun 13, 2018 7373 views77 comments66 favs

Every year I have a birthday, and every year another of my friends succumbs to cancer or suicide. That's a shitty gift. That is devoutly not to be wished.

Round Trip

by David James, posted Jun 13, 2018 9191 views88 comments77 favs

After my failed marriage, I quit my boring-assed insurance sales job and decided to make a big change.Based on a Chicago Tribune article that appeared in my hometown, Jackson, newspaper, things up in Chi-Town looked promising. Plenty of jobs. Maybe find friendly women up…

In the Dim Light

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted Jun 13, 2018 9393 views99 comments77 favs

Marilee set the table for four. She had opened their doors and called. Now she listened to the familiar sounds nibble with a yawn at the day beginning.The taps were running, footsteps hurrying — it was the rush hour. Marilee knew. She didn't join in the children's…

At The End Of The Day

by Chris Okum, posted Jun 11, 2018 114114 views1212 comments1111 favs


Ambassador of Nowhere

by Ulrica Hume, posted Jun 11, 2018 103103 views55 comments55 favs

Before you tripped on the third rail, you were like any other: coat a shard of midnight-blue, eyes filled with gratitude but for nothing. You were a lost coyote on a snowy hill. With sad magnificence you wandered, terrorizing passengers who secretly wished to pat your…

Du Fu's spring scene

by strannikov, posted Jun 09, 2018 9696 views66 comments66 favs

state a shambles, mountains and rivers endure./meanwhile, the city hides amidst spring's thick growth . . .

Dream Song 800

by Gary Percesepe, posted Jun 09, 2018 100100 views77 comments44 favs

Henry mastered at ten the celestial sphere/ Loving neither you or me, only his fork/ He once was a prince but now is small beer

Clit-Dick (or, 'The Worthless Piece of Crap Who Needed to Get Beaten Up')

by Crabby McGrouchpants, posted Jun 09, 2018 113113 views22 comments11 fav

7 — IT'S HARD TO HAVE FRIENDS WHEN YOU'VE NEVER HAD ANY AND ARE STILL FUCKING WHINING ABOUT IT — Once he learned he didn't “bring anything to the table,” Worthless Veikass hit on the notion of [...]


by James Lloyd Davis, posted Jun 08, 2018 100100 views1313 comments1111 favs

Some other time.

The End of History

by Jerry Ratch, posted Jun 08, 2018 9494 views44 comments44 favs

Well, I walked in on you, then you walked out on me And that was when it happened – the end of history And that should have been sufficient But I think you know it wasn’t I remember it was you who told me Dreams are only efficient when illusio

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