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  • Message to an Old Friend

    Dear Michael, I hope this finds you well. It’s been too long since I laid eyes on you last, and the leaves have long since turned red and scattered themselves among the thinning grass of our old garden. Now, they have all turned to mulch, I can s...

    • Author: inky blue
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
  • Odd Beauty (small writing about myself)

    I find the beauty in myself in the oddest ways like as I lay completely still in the bathtub, the water just barely ripples over my skin and it’s quiet. I am left all alone and it’s just my body there. I gently cup my hands over my wide hip...

  • Been A Baby

    red peppers, julienne them, then walk webbed, the peddlers are fresh out of thyme n’ evolution, television is pollution but it’s relevant, tell me it isn’t, again, maybe, lately, I’ve been a baby elephant

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sunbathing

    Janet wears sunglasses in the bath. Some people have swimming pools in their backyards. Others have hot tubs. Janet simply took it to its logical conclusion. The bathtub’s little clawed feet rest on a concrete slab in the yard, protected by a fen...

  • Reclusive

    As sure as thoughts in curling script spin ‘round A life alone will utter not a sound For solitude presents me little choice What purpose therein lies to have a voice? No lies to leave these lips which do not speak No strike toward which to turn ...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Fortune Presents Gifts

    My life is a list, over time grown long Not one, but two, neither right nor wrong The first contains all as I wished and willed The same with the other, though not fulfilled In the manner expected, yet still complete But the first retains its higher se...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Time's up

    Within a small cottage there lay an old lady. The weight of her years bore down upon her; you would not be able to recognize any semblance of who she once was. Connected to her arms were an assortment of machines. A handsome young man stood in the corn...

    • Author: Henjo
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
  • The Captain in the Powder Room

    “Welcom aboard, er…lieutenant,” came the greeting from near a lantern’s dim light. An appropriate piping accompanied the heavy boots’ tread onto the deck, little more than a whispered whistle against the rising wind. ̶...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
  • Fallen Star

    Express to me in word or song The fated circumstance gone wrong To love another so complete Passions moments to delete Friend or foe, there is no telling Forever gone, it is thy dwelling But to retreat would be amiss And send thee to the black abyss Th...

  • Ark of the Covenant V

    The chamber made for quite horrific overnight accommodations. While certainly large enough for the advance force, not a minute of peace did any enjoy. “I thought it was ‘No rest for the wicked’ eh Father?” Quipped Argen Boyle, o...

    • Author: Drake West
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • My Tree

    When I was younger, we lived in that tree. Mother would bring snacks and treats and bring us back to the nest when we fell for fear of flying. Tick and Giggle and I would spend the days goading each other. It was always a competition to see who could f...

    • Author: inky blue
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
  • Summer Night's Air

    We laid on the gentle slope of a grassy hill, warmed by the summer night’s air and contentedness. Georgia giggled softly and tugged on the string of my hoodie. “Remember that one time we jumped the fence of my neighborhood pool? You were so...

  • Ark of the Covenant IV

    The cavern wasn’t as large as Father Kris expected. Candle-adorned chandeliers swung slowly between glowing stalactites. The chandeliers were made of human skin and ligament; the candles of human earwax. Father Kris moved forward with his one hun...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
  • Ark of the Covenant III

    The War of Absolution was commonly believed to be nothing of the sort. The world had become so agnostic and so overwhelmed with personal technology that most people could not comprehend a power higher than broadband Internet. Yet here Father Kris was, ...

    • Author: Drake West
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Poem for the Love of Poetry

    I love poetry for all it’s worth The words come easier for some For others, they must search the earth To find the perfect rhyme. For others, meaning must be obvious While some fancy the more obscure Searching out the almost curious Phrases that ...

  • Ark of the Covenant II

    The great boring machine ground to a halt. Seismic sonars detected a vast cavern beyond the mantle. Father Kris examined the readings, slowly passing his rosary through his holy fingers. Twenty years ago evidence that hell existed became known to the w...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Submerging In The Street

    violet wrists sun burnt piglet rain hit the Ave. slick glazy wavy black shiny Orca back skims the surface, swims, submerges, enormous jaws, forces that could hear rain tap the window frame, snap sticks as you follow the scent of woodsmoke by the train...

  • Experience the magical benefits of Frangipani attar

    Frangipani attar is a standout amongst the most delightful parts of the Apocynacea or Dogbane crew. Its fragile, luxurious blossoms show up in a horde of variety and its captivating aroma could be depicted as the mother of all fragrances – it is nect...

  • Reckoning

    The wind was fierce and the young lieutenant shifted his weight as he stood upon the narrow causeway, high above the crashing waves. An ambassador to the coming fury, a large droplet fell and splashed upon his bloodstained boots. The lieutenant’s...

    • Author: Isla
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
  • Just Ask Politely

    She thinks that irises are puddles in her eyes but tells me that my soul blooms from my pupils, my own personal black holes, comes life. A small percentage of me destroys, yes. And same with you. But the rest of my body is healing and takes care of oth...

  • Employee Handbook

    Schneider excelled in customer relations. he felt he manipulated it tactfully; leaving the customer believing they’d made the choice, all-the-while the choice had already been made for them. People often think atrocities are forced upon them. In ...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Laying Down

    I lay down. It’s a bad idea, as the odds of getting up again seem to reduce each time. That’s not in any way some dramatic allusion to death, just a statement as to the vitality and reliability of my joints. The ceiling should be blank. It ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Distraction

    I hate it when I loose my thought It makes me mad, its all for naught The words come quickly to my mind Then out they go, for me to find They play there little petty game Of hide and seek much to my shame I try and try to get them back Only to see them...

  • Spite

    What sparked the hatred then Is not recalled again The flames will upward rise To blacken your surprise An agony to blink It tortures you to think Your choking will to breathe The smoke from which I seethe Each moment brings you pain Mistaken is my gai...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
  • Stepping Forward.

    “I cant believe her. How could she treat me like this? …How could I let her treat me like this……. UGHHH! I’ll be so glad once I’ve finally settled in at Dan’s. At least I’ll be able to live my life uninte...

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