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Scattered Shells

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted 14 hours ago 4141 views22 comments22 favs

Coral took off her shoes and walked up the stairs to the office. As usual it was rather early. The night dust was still floating about. She was alone in this part of the building. The cool banisters suited her hands, the coarse concrete grains her feet. That morning,…

Trader Joes, on a Sunday

by Jennifer Donnell, posted 29 hours ago 5959 views33 comments33 favs

When you think I'm not looking, I always am. You say it's like nicotine, your best analogy as a non-smoker. The kind of hit that is hard to live without and isn't it human nature, you ponder.

Bat Cave Gift Shop

by Darryl Price, posted 31 hours ago 5353 views11 comment22 favs

Alice and I went into the bat cave, but we didn't see any bats. Trees don't come rooting around in there. Water comes. Because water goes wherever it wants. When it wants. I wanted so much to hold Alice's hand. Know I should've wanted more. It…

A Polish Man Walks Into A Hotel Bar And Says

by Chris Okum, posted 2 days ago 9797 views11 comment11 fav

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Piecing

by Rachna K., posted 5 days ago 7474 views44 comments44 favs

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last hurrah, wave lines

by Kitty Boots, posted Sep 09, 2019 109109 views88 comments44 favs

hungry you are, but not for food

Midsummer Night's Wake

by Beate Sigriddaughter, posted Sep 08, 2019 9696 views66 comments55 favs

I will no longer be betrayed. At least not voluntarily.

Mar–a-Lago

by Larry Strattner, posted Sep 08, 2019 103103 views55 comments44 favs

A petition submitted to the Planning Department of Palm Beach Florida requests a zoning variance applied to Mar — a — Lago. Studies, backed by research, have defined Mar-a- Lago, an ideal location for shelter and protection for immigrants, fleeing from…

The Maze

by Lorenzo Baehne, posted Sep 07, 2019 104104 views11 comment11 fav

Madigan's findings were alarming, to say the least, but the results of what appeared to be years of research seemed to speak for themselves— This world is not real! the document insisted.

Sad Robotics

by Steven Gowin, posted Sep 07, 2019 122122 views22 comments22 favs

Robot telephones me today...

Drainmen Ch.4

by RW Spryszak, posted Sep 06, 2019 9696 views33 comments22 favs

Beyond the rising curtain and the edge of the building I pass every day is a round, fat tower dwarfing all the other ancient and more modern structures around it. The same tower I see every day and have tried to describe to you again and again with no luck. It's an old…

Relations

by Gary Percesepe, posted Sep 04, 2019 119119 views44 comments44 favs

We were survivors of a dead mother and no account father. A stink was on us. We accepted the fact. We had one true friend, Old Bill.

Vintage Orlando

by Marlan Warren, posted Sep 02, 2019 123123 views55 comments22 favs

"Benny can't come over anymore." I was 12. Latchkey kid, but we didn't call it that. Mom working in another town. Dad working in another town. My brother. 2. My responsibility. "Why? Why not?"

The Numerous Uses of the Middle Finger

by Jerry Ratch, posted Aug 29, 2019 137137 views33 comments33 favs

They’ve got sketches for The invention of the middle finger At the Museum for The Gathering Clouds of Innocence So, why not go there and get a feeling For the meaning behind everything? Okay, here’s the truth I was so busy giving people th

The After

by Agnes Ezra Arabella, posted Aug 28, 2019 123123 views55 comments55 favs

I watched her look at mewithout any eyes.she turned her head as wesat on the edge of the bed.Instead of eyesthere were hollow indentations of soft tissue,bulbs, and closed,tissue sown, pinched togetherwith pulls and zigzagslike crosshatching, where…

Beowulf Is Pillow

by Steven Miller, posted Aug 28, 2019 246246 views55 comments33 favs

Now that school is back in session, we move through our days like cage fighters, tagging in and out of matches: The Battle of the Bottle, The Diaper Duel, The Pout Bout. So while I'm assembling a casserole for tomorrow, Susan feeds Margot. While she washe

Digital Window

by Jowell Tan, posted Aug 28, 2019 110110 views22 comments22 favs

the television



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