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Expectations of Victory

by Foster Trecost, posted 31 hours ago 6161 views55 comments55 favs

Outdated trophies lined a bare-wood shelf; old black and white photos speckled the paneling.

Walking With Cyclop

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted 2 days ago 6060 views66 comments55 favs

I was looking for a house in the French countryside. A small farm, to be precise, one I could buy and rent out. With separate accommodation for me to live in during summer. A place in which I could continue with my studies under a different sky, in the warm weather, the…

Don Knotts In A Rowboat

by Chris Okum, posted 2 days ago 6666 views55 comments55 favs


circles, the round

by Kitty Boots, posted 6 days ago 9494 views77 comments66 favs

and skirts, lovely batiks, swirl around your ankles

Silly Soliloquy

by John Olson, posted May 13, 2019 8282 views33 comments33 favs

If I had alcohol in me right now I'd be singing out loud. I'd turn this boat around & turn it into a karaoke bar. Why is it even worth mentioning? This is why people gaze abstractedly at the ground. Ambition is thirty gallons of gas & a red Silverado. Wishing, on…

Fragment 49

by Gary Percesepe, posted May 13, 2019 8787 views99 comments55 favs

What I took to be a man weeping/ in a blue suit turned out to be the president/ ogling a teenage contestant

Come Monday

by Mathew Paust, posted May 12, 2019 116116 views1010 comments77 favs

“Have the cousins arrived?”

Life in Paragraph

by Christopher Bowen, posted May 11, 2019 8888 views00 comments00 favs

This doesn't have to be a groundbreaking sentence, the fact that It's said there someday will be others like you that, I don't know, I heard when I was little and again the other day. Like down the drive with a window half down the way love waves, the way she motions to you…

Deus Ex Mama

by Steven Miller, posted May 11, 2019 9898 views00 comments00 favs

Charlie is hollering about Rex again. Every dinosaur right now is Rex. Also Rex: every animal with thick-looking skin--elephants, crocodiles. (Yesterday, he pointed to an ant and told me, "Buggy Rex.")


by Gary Hardaway, posted May 11, 2019 105105 views1414 comments77 favs

Rain and wind and the pecking of birds


by Keith, posted May 10, 2019 7777 views22 comments11 fav

With furrowed brow, he took the plastic stems and began to beat the blossom ends against the black brick wall.

15 Minutes of Sordid Fame, Stretched to Infinity: Introducing My Net Stalker, Uri Tenpo (creative non-fiction)

by Marc Lowe, posted May 09, 2019 123123 views22 comments11 fav

"Warhol promised us all 15 minutes of fame. Thanks to M., I can feel famous on an almost weekly basis. How wonderful!"

justice in obverse and reverse

by strannikov, posted May 08, 2019 9797 views55 comments44 favs

seriously: let defendants choose their coin, / execute their own calls, make their own coin flips― / attentive referee, no need for a court.

The Problems of a Thousand Nights

by Jerry Ratch, posted May 08, 2019 6464 views11 comment11 fav

You had the problems of a Thousand Nights That’s what was wrong with you If only you had opened up the clam And let your fur fly loose We might have had a chance to lose Everything about us that kept us from Loving, even destroying each

another distance

by Ed Higgins, posted May 08, 2019 9595 views33 comments33 favs

only after you slipped away entirely


by Christian Bell, posted May 05, 2019 107107 views88 comments77 favs

First the room is blank white and then she is placed there and one by one everything is penciled in. Her, in a loose and flowery dress that conceals her feet; a black and white cat, who wraps her tail around her legs and looks up, head moving trying to interpret;…

Tenth Love Poem and Tenth Song of Despair

by Beate Sigriddaughter, posted May 05, 2019 125125 views1010 comments77 favs

In the west the sun is sinking. Thank you

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