Most recent stories

Return to the Nudist Camp

363363 views88 comments55 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

From the Plague Year 2020 Part 2

470470 views88 comments77 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…


604604 views55 comments11 fav

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

The Young Woman Swimming

633633 views1111 comments55 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

554554 views99 comments22 favs

God, how I smite them.


11791179 views55 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

703703 views1111 comments88 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

617617 views1515 comments88 favs

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

late winter light

606606 views1616 comments88 favs

curled in

Thank God It's Friday!

559559 views66 comments33 favs

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


466466 views1111 comments55 favs

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

Cognitive Patterns Somewhere on the Borders of Dark Matter and Dark Energy

398398 views55 comments44 favs

At least the cephalopods on their planet manage to comport themselves with some dignity, as well as demonstrating some actual intellectual acumen.


481481 views99 comments55 favs

Nothing new this numbing year 'til now-/ a forced recovery of voice through// recollection of the catalogue of regrets,/ disappointments, and the long collapse

Intentional Households

396396 views33 comments22 favs

Bradley turns out to be a walking red flag. He approaches as I unload the U-Haul and says, "Hi, I'm Bradley. I'm not very modest so you might see me from time to time in various stages of undress." Bradley is the last man on Earth I wish to see undressed.


433433 views1111 comments88 favs

aquatic, free-swimming or earth-bound

Picking Strawberries

404404 views55 comments33 favs

Underneath the fence she picked strawberriesThey were nickle sizedand some were red, some were green and some with a littleof both/in between They came up from the ground in little patchesand sweetness could be smelled on the windAs the cloud cover came…

Little Red Riding Hood, The Woodcutter, Grandma, and The Big Bad Wolf: Their Ongoing True Story

537537 views33 comments33 favs

Grim though it be Little Red Riding Hood and The Woodcutter, with his hewing axe, eviscerate and skin the Big Bad Wolf, thus rescuing sickly Grandma. Grandma’s a bit worse for the wear after her couple of hours in Big Bad’s overstuffed stomach. But she cl

When You Love Someone

448448 views66 comments66 favs

you set the world in motion. When you lovesomeone you reset everything to glow. When you love someone you forgive the world. Everything is possible. When you love someone it is time to go on home. When you love someone you're reborn as someone else…

More news, another fugue...

436436 views55 comments55 favs

...he'd made a regrettable deal for Monkeydick long long ago, and the pain was deep, and it never went away.

Love, your daughter

451451 views1010 comments77 favs

You gave me all of the power, and none of the power.

nestled in swirling chaos; pineal pinecone

410410 views55 comments44 favs

Both my Nana and my mother have blond hair…as a child I thought most women of European descent tended towards this color, this particular hue of straw, and threads of gold woven together. I had been somewhere as a nine year old, I…

A Tangled Web of Likes

441441 views22 comments00 favs

Liking up with the Joneses...

We didn’t read the news

643643 views55 comments44 favs

I was at my usual booth, half a cold cappuccino in front of me, my daughter crawling over my lapin an attempt to crayon the paper I was reading.The man at the table across the floor looked like the prison warden…

Things You Probably Should Know About New York City

603603 views99 comments77 favs

It is a misdemeanor to fart in NYC churches. In 1857, toilet paper was invented by a man living in NYC. No one knows how long it took for the idea to fan out from there. God only knows why it took so long, or why NYC was at the epicenter of it all

The Collector Of Twilights

388388 views33 comments33 favs

I like to collect twilights. I fold them carefully and put them in my wallet. They fit neatly between the dollar bills that have a weird tendency to curl. This bugs me. I don't know why they do that. Something to do with the design of the wallet. But the twilights fit…

durations of flamenco

443443 views77 comments55 favs

thus is life conjured with music: human life / with human music human souls human earth, / hot souls the cherished fruit of the hot earth beneath.

The Road a Scripture

407407 views55 comments55 favs

Granny says Jesus works quiet and curious but mama leaving with the UPS man weren’t no great mystery.


484484 views77 comments55 favs

All the lights of Rekyjavik...

An after-image, a ghost

347347 views33 comments22 favs

It was also witnessing the emergence into explicitness and clarity of everyone's expendability.

The Mud Slicks at Low Tide

473473 views77 comments44 favs

The mud slicks at low tide were a mood.Thick gobs that smelled of fish, sulfur and claysalt and wild seaweed like fungusmoldy like left out fruityet it drew her closerto the shorelinecloser to feelingit between her toesthick, squirtsas her feet liftedlike a suction cupand…