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O Starving Poet

by Jerry Ratch, posted 3 hours ago 2020 views11 comment11 fav

A novel is an idea that has Survived many severe beatings While a poem is a homely thing that was Never even asked to the dance Art Speak, however, is the art of Systematically overstating and Re-inventing the Obvious to the point of Distr

Transition

by Gary Percesepe, posted 4 hours ago 5858 views00 comments00 favs

As a senior Italian official said, in the late 1980s, “Once there were scandals, but not anymore.”

Precision in Death

by Kitty Boots, posted 21 hours ago 4949 views44 comments22 favs

She stopped wearing the false eyelashes, lipstick and her teeth.

The Dark

by Jill Chan, posted 46 hours ago 7474 views44 comments33 favs

Where is the one who was brave?

Grimace

by Nonnie Augustine, posted 2 days ago 7575 views55 comments55 favs

I dreamt I was raped the other night. Sometimes it was me, that is, and sometimes it was another woman with a dark bouffant hair-do. Definitely outside though and the hulking back of the man was covered by a charcoal wool…

Not Quite There Yet

by lisa rosenblatt, posted 3 days ago 7979 views33 comments33 favs

You're not late yet, but if you don't move now, you will be. You close the cover of your mac book, don't even finish the sentence you were working on or close down the file. What had been of the utmost importance, clutching at your…

The Band That Didn't Memorize Christmas Songs

by Carl Santoro, posted 4 days ago 117117 views11 comment11 fav

A man stared out a window, only to see a passing train.

Moon Backstory

by Tim Young, posted 5 days ago 8888 views88 comments55 favs

Today clouds were dancing on the moon Moon had a fit but drew in a breath And let out a sigh

A Blue Dream

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted 5 days ago 9999 views99 comments55 favs

She felt safe. Even though she would sink eventually she had no fears. All would happen in good time and slowly, bearably and pleasantly. Her arms were docilely floating alongside her body. Yellows, blues and whites touching with their spirited reflections.On the road above…

Turn Out The Lights

by Chris Okum, posted Dec 01, 2017 132132 views33 comments33 favs

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The Karaoke Girls

by Joe Tripician, posted Dec 01, 2017 207207 views22 comments22 favs

The Karaoke Girls are not appreciated. Not nearly enough and not often enough.

Pounded Flat Pat, Ch. 4: NOT KNOWIN’ HOW TO FEEL — AND THEREFORE THINK — BEYOND A CERTAIN POINT

by Crabby McGrouchpants, posted Nov 30, 2017 109109 views11 comment11 fav

Melted Pat was getting tired — and it was only 12:13 pm on a Saturday.

Librarians! Are You A Book Whisperer, A Truth Wizard, Or an Information Goddess?

by Roz Warren, posted Nov 29, 2017 109109 views55 comments44 favs

I'm not a librarian. I'm an Information Goddess.

Damn Sure Right

by Meg Pokrass, posted Nov 29, 2017 370370 views1515 comments1212 favs

The man had come up behind me and locked my arms backwards. I could feel his cock or gun against my low back. He told me if I moved he'd hurt me and he said did I know what that meant? I did know, however I was watching from…

Work Room

by Mathew Paust, posted Nov 29, 2017 128128 views1919 comments99 favs

the constant inner jabber

The Cooler

by Philip F. Clark, posted Nov 29, 2017 111111 views44 comments33 favs

We stop laughing when the doctors come in. Don't want to scare them.Ben (car accident, Christmas, gifts all over the road), tries to freak them out though. He'll make a low soundsometimes. One nurse ran so fast she almost wentout the window. Sheryl her name…

Commotion with Coffee

by strannikov, posted Nov 29, 2017 133133 views33 comments33 favs

The retired, widowed receptionist slapped one hand to the base of her throat with a gasp . . .



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    '.. softly, oh so softly, ..' '.. slowly slowly ..' These repeated adverbs are quite effective. Lovely writing Erika.
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