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A Most Uncertain Fiction

by strannikov, posted 31 hours ago 5858 views33 comments22 favs

This is only fiction. This is only fiction. This is only fiction.

April

by Gary Hardaway, posted 45 hours ago 8686 views1212 comments66 favs

A riot of greens

Your party invitation just arrived (guest poem by Carolyn Martin)

by Mathew Paust, posted 2 days ago 5959 views55 comments33 favs

"I’d rather move a word around a page than raise a glass or pass a plate or work a room immune to poetry."

Lines Written After Reading Women in Their Beds

by Gary Percesepe, posted 3 days ago 5858 views33 comments22 favs

In the beds of women all my life I sought to sleep like God in France./ I visited Jodi, she’d collapsed sideline at her daughter’s soccer game.

Return to the Nudist Camp

by Jerry Ratch, posted 3 days ago 7878 views44 comments22 favs

I know you probably don’t want to hear any more of this nudist stuff about my family and all, but this Reamer guy was a red-faced German boozehound if there ever was one. He married my brother’s ex-wife Beryl, after Harris left her to her cheap red jug wi

Cardboard Cemetery

by Joanne Jagoda, posted Apr 05, 2021 118118 views66 comments55 favs

their hollow voices cry out to not be forgotten

From the Plague Year 2020 Part 2

by Daniel Harris, posted Apr 02, 2021 8181 views66 comments66 favs

So today was basically mellow. The blue jays argued over who would bathe first in my fountain. When a squirrel showed up, the birds left, but the doves took their place. Our local woodpecker, apparently recovered from a day long headbanging session, returned to the…

My Tutor

by Chris Okum, posted Mar 31, 2021 116116 views88 comments88 favs

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Molly

by Ivan Reyes, posted Mar 29, 2021 134134 views11 comment11 fav

Molly stared at the woman behind the desk with a headset attached to her head, and sighed.

The Young Woman Swimming

by Agnes Ezra Arabella, posted Mar 24, 2021 153153 views77 comments44 favs

She stepped inlike ice alonecould save hershe dived,slicing the wavewith her body her fresh pony tailsubmergedlike a silk scarfthen swam moving thewater awaylike whirlpoolscould hold her buoyantly save her from the headachewhispering wordsThey had been there all…

Ace Reporter

by stephen hastings-king, posted Mar 19, 2021 172172 views22 comments11 fav

God, how I smite them.

TRANSLITERALIZATION

by aksania xenogrette, posted Mar 16, 2021 374374 views44 comments22 favs

The snapdragon has now achieved absolute resonance, the gateways on either side are fully opened wide with beautiful iridescent curtains billowing out in high frequency spectrum waves producing a very pleasant ecstatic effect within observer's sensory app

You May Be

by Darryl Price, posted Mar 15, 2021 176176 views88 comments77 favs

beautiful, but you don't own beauty. You may be sexy, but you don't own desire. You may be smart, but you don't own wisdom. You may be good and kind, but you don't own love. You may like trees, but you don't own the forest. You may like to…

Conversations with my brother

by Emily Sparkles, posted Mar 14, 2021 168168 views1212 comments88 favs

Maybe it takes as much fortitude To forget As it does To remember.

late winter light

by David Ackley, posted Mar 14, 2021 158158 views1616 comments88 favs

curled in

Thank God It's Friday!

by Todd Maupin, posted Mar 12, 2021 175175 views66 comments33 favs

It was only a dream. No one died, nor were they even harmed. So horrifying!

blowing

by Tim Young, posted Mar 12, 2021 157157 views1010 comments55 favs

elton wrings the melody from the words into the silent but pulsing air



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    Thank you, Agnes.
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    Tunnel warming ground! I Like it!
  4. faved the story April.
  5. Thanks for the read & comment. If anything, my patience for the red-brown set has decreased since I wrote this. Which means it's probably good I made this earlier, when I was more cheery on the su...
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    Thank you, Edward.
  7. Do take good care of you, Matvei, pace thyself accordingly, and stay as well as possible, in patience. Thanks for sharing Carolyn Martin's tercets, a fine meditation.
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    A fine welcome to April atmospherics and terrestrial/subterranean deeds!
  9. Gary: thank you, thank you, thank you. In posing a grim scenario like this, apart from the entertainment value Mathew cites, I was concerned also in part not so much to scare as to arouse: "Face...
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