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Actual Glad

by Chris Okum, posted 35 hours ago 6868 views22 comments22 favs


Bridges Are a Lot Like Long Corridors

by Foster Trecost, posted 37 hours ago 6262 views11 comment11 fav

Nothing good ever waits at the end of a long corridor.


by Larry Strattner, posted 47 hours ago 6767 views22 comments22 favs

to visit an old friend

A Quiet Noise

by Tim Young, posted 2 days ago 3838 views44 comments22 favs

the sun is quiet like the mountains, the birds except for their wings


by Kitty Boots, posted 2 days ago 7878 views33 comments44 favs

I was greeted by a young moon

Sometimes You Wait.

by Crabby McGrouchpants, posted 2 days ago 6060 views11 comment11 fav

Sometimes you wait by the mailbox and he doesn't come. It doesn't come, the letter, the talisman from another world you've been waiting for, and you give up. You finally open…

A Terse Invocation of Cuttlefish

by strannikov, posted 4 days ago 8888 views00 comments00 favs

Cuttlefish eat: small mollusks, crabs, shrimp, fish, octopuses, worms . . . and other cuttlefish. The chief predators of cuttlefish are: dolphins, sharks, fish, seals, seabirds . . . and other cuttlefish.

The Dotards

by stephen hastings-king, posted 4 days ago 126126 views33 comments22 favs

We played synthetic derivative punk. We used Donald Trump tweets as lyrics.

Professional Judgment

by Emily Sparkles, posted 4 days ago 8484 views11 comment11 fav

Biting my tongue instead of lashing red stripes

Medicine Man

by Philip F. Clark, posted 4 days ago 6363 views11 comment11 fav

The scalpel isprescient -- it knows blood before it cuts.Every surgeon is a seer.We start here, just below the neck. The slide of its sharpened silvertouches softly,enters the skin with care; halfthe cut is question,and half an answer…

Arcana Magi Zero + Pure - c.5

by H-M Brown, posted 5 days ago 9090 views00 comments00 favs

Takashi and Hideki stared at the pool of grey Mana. A scientist carefully contained some of the mist into a container.

Considering a Career

by Gary Hardaway, posted 5 days ago 118118 views66 comments33 favs

Mostly, though, reiteration of the old/ in an idiosyncrasy that strives/ to become fresh and fails

O Starving Poet

by Jerry Ratch, posted 5 days ago 8181 views22 comments22 favs

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


by Gary Percesepe, posted 5 days ago 130130 views11 comment11 fav

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

The Dark

by Jill Chan, posted Dec 10, 2017 112112 views99 comments55 favs

Where is the one who was brave?


by Nonnie Augustine, posted Dec 09, 2017 121121 views99 comments99 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 Dec 08, 2017 109109 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…

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