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Tad Winslow

Joined May 2009 and calls coldfront home.

506 stories, 12 challenges, 1146 comments, and 49 friends

“If you don’t work nothing will.”

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Stories

  1. Tapping Tears

    The spider splat From her eye contact Wrapped in attachment, Dispatching tears tapping, Imbedding her like webbing Her inners Are unsettling Never forgetting How she’s letting It consume all of the good inside As if that spider had spiked her dri...

  2. Arachnid Dreams

    Spiders crawl In the air Silk strings fall White like hair

  3. Ficly Citizenship

    Red, white, blue… yellow You’ll quickly Find Aussies, Brits on Ficly— Where fellow Americans Make friends And become global citizens

  4. Abuse; Fame; Sickness (Mature)

  5. Thanks Bob, and Ficly

    I appreciate Ficly for helping me discover friends I’d never find otherwise. How I can come here and instantly link up with people that share similar passions and talents. And, of course, because it’s free! But more importantly because Ficl...

  6. Non-Sequitur to Common Sense (The Lord's Name Is Debbie btw)

    Who writes this non- sequitur Meter of non-sense? Promise not to applaud Writer’s that don’t leave comments They’re like ugly, bra-less broads Smugly speaking to one of the crudest, prudish gods Talking on and on in vain While jawless...

  7. That Dude

    I’m that dude Who lives lonely Until you need a spider shooed… That’s when you phone me. Sorry if I’m rude. I’ll continue to Protect and respect you That’s how I show my gratitude.

  8. A Poem About Sequel-ing Stories

    Major Transgression Was etched in a charcoal discretion That could be drawn in many different directions And spawn plenty of uncanny collections Of thought “How to respond?” I thought, “I ought to explore my perplexions” Distr...

  9. 'They' = Human: An Extra-terrestrial Report

    The Statue of Liberty stands alone on its island in the darkness. The spotlights that normally illuminate its green glow have since been lifted from the Earth and sent into orbit. They meander weightlessly in a mysterious bubble wrap that encapsulates ...

  10. A Guide to Getting Published-- Believe In Yourself

    I’m gawking At the stalking offspring Talking about offering Cacophonies of thought When more often than not The self taught Get bought off shelves And sell for being themselves— They don’t have to follow what’s hot Or swallow ...

  11. I Really Do Love You

    Wish with a whisper Speak to her deeper Seek what’s within The genuine Place your in Break the fake Mannequin shell Unhand the charade you’ve carried so well Acknowledge that you are wrong Stay strong Hush your fears Flush out tears Sme...

  12. Searching

    There’s this sentence That sits beyond a blockaded entrance It goes on never ended And yet it’s already gone Solid but blended Pallid and soft Acrid and stone With its feathers aloft Drifting away But always at home You can never stray ...

  13. Fighting For Peace is Like F-ing For Virginity (The End)

    (cont.) Where each fingertip prickles And pickles in bleach Quills fill their meat And they’re thrown on the molten beach of deceit Sizzling to a dashing dust of ash Brushing past Oblivion’s feet At last… (might write more… needs...

  14. Fighting For Peace is Like F-ing For Virginity (2)

    (Cont.) In cohesion With arms and lead in their guns Who murder daughters and sons— On the run Until they run red Are stunned and then dead The innocent are sentenced instead Of the person who bent Triggers with full intent To administer death wi...

  15. Fighting For Peace is Like F-ing For Virginity (1)

    Spacious Tall and tenacious Places Crawl with anxious Audacious young faces Who’ve acquired a taste For what their superior hates They’re told their life is a waste Unless they enroll And dole death with haste Taking less than one breath per so...

  16. Shrinking Window of Opportunity

    Once Months Stunt Growth Hopes Crunch, Dope!

  17. BAD Poetry (for D.E. Dewitt's cool challenge)

    Oh rosy Rosalind I’ve been pinned By a gentle breeze That carries My whine with its wind I am Vacant— A vagrant Spitting phlegm Needing some semblance Of acceptance— please embrace me again Kindly co-sign On love’s dotted lin...

  18. A True Friend's Embrace-- Glow and Grow Them as the Sun Has Done

    It’s fun To wonder Under the sun Until the day is done It feels right to welcome What becomes the night Turning on not a light bulb Only letting palpable Fretting dissolve Naturally like the earth revolves Actually alive enough to evolve And all ...

  19. Threats and Disclaimers

    Just write it Don’t fight it Hit publish If it’s rubbish Let people doubt it And talk ‘ish’ about it Like, “that sound is clouded- It’s puddled on the grounds Of muddled meaning” Please read into the reasons Why I sway leaves off Tree top...

  20. Heaven, Heathen (Angel, Devil)

    Lethal People, Keep your Evil, Leave, Level Me even, Even angels Turn to devils And fall to hell After they bleed in Heaven, heathen.

  21. Nicotine Dreams (Mature)

  22. Frozen With Open Eyes (Mature)

  23. Spoken Word Poetry (2)

    Invariably I’m near Where their degree Varies barely But nary is it me I’m clearly Steering A completely Different pedigree Quite simply I write to set it free My white hot fiery Light and lovely Enclaves of caves on coves Where soul mates ...

  24. Knighted Nicknames of the King's English

    I dub thee ‘Sir Snuggly’ Since ‘Kid Cuddly’ Is no name for a prince Also, henceforth, you must Marry ‘Miss Money Grubby’. You deserve a death sentence So take her as your penance. She’ll be like a bad buddy Wh...

  25. Spoken Word Poetry (Mature)

  26. Just Write It

    Just write it Don’t fight it Hit publish If it’s rubbish Let people doubt it And talk ‘ish’ about it Like, “that sound is clouded- It’s puddled on the grounds Of muddled meaning” Please read into the reasons Why I sway leaves off ...

  27. Current Thoughts (Cont.)

    Everything is connected, there are no spaces in between, you know? ‘Nothing’ might only exist where the universe has yet to expand— and what we are within could be expanding incomprehensibly faster than the speed of light— at a ...

  28. Current Thoughts

    Have you ever looked at a clear night sky of stars and noticed how they burn so concisely— shining furious and bright— surrounded by the dead darkness of space? Such as that seems to be the contrast you’ll find when you think about th...

  29. A Shark in the Silence

    Silent spaces Have violent faces. Life will blast to traces Exploding in the radius. Nobody made me— nobody made us. I’m that shark with hands and feet on the beach Cutting throats with imbedded teeth in my speech. Hell’s wall crumble...

  30. An Angel Lights the Dark Path of Their Dreams

    Someone told me You had caroled solely But that you weren’t lonely Only that you went undoubtedly Without a one and only who wholly Understands your soul’s song and story Under drifts of snow you stand A candle held with both hands on the ...