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Tad Winslow

Joined May 2009 and calls coldfront home.

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Bickering Battle Axes

Step within my psychoanalysis
Callouses upon my mind make me strain for my lines
Out I ripped it, squeezed the brain: it made some liquid
Drained it in a cup and then I sipped it

—Atmosphere

If Contradictions Can Tell A Truth

Stories

  1. Syringe Shaped Shadow

    A screen of digital text reflects manufactured trees bleached and pressed, without the mess, typed and sent in an instant ^ (sunlight made the night undress.) Each time we leave we leave an imprint. ^ (Dawn broke like an envelope this orange morning’...

  2. Having Illusions

    Were you privileged growing up, or a wrong side of the tracks kind of kid? Did you slip through the cracks, asleep under city eyelids, running heavy mileage, too paranoid to relax? There is a lit candle for every sorrow shining from every part of the...

  3. An Explanation (& Free Recipe)

    Mushroom cloud, BOOM, loud, shh— Don’t think that way. Brush it off like banana breath in the morning. Here’s a hint, um, sometimes I write quick & rickety, like, pretty random, rambling on as long as the rhythm stays strong. Have the recip...

  4. Entree The Giant

    “Pile my plate with anything edible that is also tasty according to popular belief. It’ll be fine. Call it Entree The Giant. Then you can put it on the menu if it’s any good.” Robot voice, “End of message.” Write ev...

  5. Cafe Cause A Scene

    A metal spoon crusted with icing is stuck to the floor. People walk by for hours. No one dares glance in the mess’s direction, for, once acknowledged, the problem becomes a responsibility, a burden really, and manual labor is not what people g...

  6. Shirley Temple

    Shirley Temple kicked the can Of beans. She made it to 20fourteen. Remarkable when someone with sparkle Flickers, like televisions with their visage on it, As the plug loosens and the tv disconnects to black, Reflecting your face on its powerless scre...

  7. F.F.E. / Paper Hearts

    Weed and Air Wick (Erica)— We’d land feet first, She’d plan out our strategy, Seed to plant From Free Earth FFE naturally, but catastrophe struck when Rabbit came back in a gasp, stab wounds, a gash, then two snaps later we were trapped i...

  8. #numbers

    Time numbers Date numbers Social Security Credit card pin numbers numbers, numbers never have I ever been number, life is numbered, cornered in, like a coffin and I suppose you’ve been strong While I’ve been poor poor porcelain all alon...

  9. God, Girls

    I didn’t drink rum. I did have a glass of Jack with Erik, although responsibly. I should have introduced him at the bar. I was struck by their beauty and the comfortable dusty smell of wood. God, girls kill me. I’m obsessed with what I can’t unde...

  10. Unite Bright Minds With Kind Hearts (Rhyming Rant) (Mature)

  11. It'll Walk

    It’ll be like something in a movie It’ll walk on wooden doors And stomp them Until they open It’ll be a painting of a picture, taken 25 years ago when you first awakened, incarcerated Sister It’ll sting like the claw of the pet you...

  12. Were One

    A bug died on the ceiling it fell on my shirt I didn’t notice until I did and then I lifted my shirt to push it off it fell onto the floor and I wished it was not me that died I really really feel like I did some where else like one time I thought ma...

  13. Bickering Battleaxes

    Yeah, I ate a whole pizza, TO MY FACE, I knew you were counting slices! You’re priceless. Oh, no, go ahead, you said, I’m on a highfalutin gluten free diet, why, I couldn’t possibly eat bread. Join me on my pedestal of piety. Become a member of ...

  14. Bouquet

    Compare your dead bone to mine. Our soul’s are brined in blood, warm star. Cast your shadow, and simultaneously mirror space, and simultaneously dim to sleep the skull.

  15. Silent Signature

    You are a living Human being Reading Seeing letters Form words Pronouncing them With no sound Hearing these emblems Blend between The silence of your mind And the computer screen Permanent signatures inside are signed The tattoo’s of language are thu...

  16. Too Tired To Title

    Not breathing well, Eyes even with The stairwell, Not a genius Or smart some, Between us, I don’t Know where to Start from, Problem After Pro ble m , So I Work until I Hurt I Exert effort I Make it better I Miss I Rest I Return relentless I ...

  17. Doesn't Matter pt. 2 of 2

    MEMORIES ENDLESSLY AS ENTRIES AS SEAS SLOSHING SO PLENTIFULLY WASHING AS CENTURIES AS ASH AS EVENTUALLY AT LAST AS THE CURVATURE OF THE ATLAS CIRCULAR IN NATURE IN NURTURE IT INVENTS US HURTLES US ’ROUND A STAR IT PULLS OUR SENSES HERE NEAR THE ...

  18. Doesn't Matter pt. 1 of 2

    Can’t camouflage your flaws and expect to be loved I’M NOT GOOD AT THIS STUFF all I’ve got is a lot of love and love isn’t enough when push comes to shove and shit’s getting rough it’s like ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and my p...

  19. I Am (erican) You (U.) (,)(o) (K.)(?)

    Grilled taquitos filled us plus we quenched the mosquitoe’s blood lust. Watermelon chunks, (replenished) no thirst— radio— say it ain’t so— spoken word rehearsed/ again and again And England is pinned on the calendar (in the kitchen where...

  20. originally published at 11:11AM on Wednesday, November 07, 2007

    DISCLAIMER: this is the roughest of rough drafts. I’m not lazy but it’s late and I’m letting my guard down, staying true to the challenge and all. It’s terrible, I know. Mice In The Leaves (http://ficlets.ficly.com/stories/13147...

  21. Know Globe

    Steel knife Seemingly still (real life) The world screams fast as that last moment passed (ripples on a pond) everlasting as if it’s already gone bit by water droplet on and on— perhaps the past laps like flags at half mast for the disheart...

  22. freewrite (dreary day turnt night) (Mature)

  23. 1Write This Down 2Leave It For Someone Special 3Take All Credit

    Roses are Red Violets are Blue And love is Free And in case you Forgot You mean A lot To me

  24. Drafty Castle Dream Lasso

    Clean slate Create Take weight Disperse its Streams evenly Earth, Moon, Sun— Trinity plus Time seams us As one. I’m leaving This evening Seething with Stars Breathing beams— Light years gleam Like needles That Enter the sky Splat Center of my E...

  25. (15) Hey, Half Way There Ain't So Bad (Naficwrimo)

    You don’t care Why do I I’m walking away from the empty seat next to me Thinking I can’t leave You might come back I might miss you When you do And then it’d be my fault This cut has stung with salt For so long now How you’...

  26. (14) Pour Pennies On The Poor (NAFICWRIMO)

    This has nothing to do with poor people or pennies. Randomness strikes again, muhuhuhuhahaha A HA HAH HAH HAAAAH *choke *gasp *wheeze… eh haah ha ahem. hand him prison, listen, demand we don’t abandon the vision that sees human destruction...

  27. (13) Sketchy Poems :) From The Notebook Vault

    Bone marrow Pours like glass/ Pedal heavy Headcase In a Chevy Headed west/ About to crash it is simply meat that pumps softly yet loudly enough to remind you that it has your soul and that you will have to kill it to escape Pip has the strangest angu...

  28. (12) Run! (Mature)

  29. (11) yoU. K.?

    Grilled taquitos Filled us Plus We Quenched the mosquitoes Blood lust Watermelon chunks replenished our thirst— Radio—say it ain’t so—spoken word rehearsed/ Heathrow shows On the calendar Time to salute my roots Return to sen...

  30. (6) All I Meant Is Thank You (Freewrite Thread) (10)

    A path of thought? heh, yea, NOT! besides expressing myself, fleshing out, taste testing I laugh in 3rd person because HE does NOT have a thing to think about, he’s about to bring out what’s floating in his head, noting, led 2 what’s ...

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