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Three Poems by Richard King Perkins II

Three Poems by Richard King Perkins II
Three Poems By Richard King Perkins II      Infused   My transcendence releases a voice, originates a depth of forgetting   and a gain that ceases.   Outside, stagnation builds— coalescent, crystallized   relinquishment pushes forth a timelessness   spits out limbo   the whale sleeps, dreams floats skin rigid rippling song given away... Read more »

Three Poems by Kathleen Dale

Three Poems by Kathleen Dale
Three Poems  By  Kathleen Dale  ‘Round Midnight                                     …let us take the garments of the dark about us slowly and deliberately, without haste and without fear. Alexander McCall Smith REM cycle i:   Step out of the body for a little minute, having worked all day to earn   this right; step out of the score... Read more »

Two Poems by Lisa Higgs

Two Poems by Lisa Higgs
Two Poems By Lisa Higgs    Sleep Pivots   From the fields, four tornadoes no five, converge, my stomach axis, high atop   a watchtower: Wilder Forest, fourth grade, and afraid to climb the weathered   wooden steps. A simple fear rounding up the station on the heels of other girls   until a platform,... Read more »
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Ruins and the Dream by Joseph Murphy

Ruins and the Dream by Joseph Murphy
 Ruins and the Dream  By  Joseph Murphy    Debris disfigured the skin of our dream; grime Darkened my pockets. But when a still-standing arch Came into focus, I hooked my desire to a rusted spike And returned to you. The harness on my shoulder became transparent. The load I’d packed, though full, Seemed lesser so.... Read more »

A Lesser Trinity by Megan Muthupandiyan

A Lesser Trinity by Megan Muthupandiyan
A Lesser Trinity  By  Megan Muthupandiyan Like Rumi In dreams the poet continually came upon his beloved sleeping within constellations of jasmine; as he watched each measured breath they shared fell like a scythe, threshing the overgrown absence, shaking loose its ripe seed. Such dreams are their own awakening; not long after you ceased participating... Read more »

Read Jack Foley's winning #sixwordstory

Read Jack Foley's winning #sixwordstory
As part of an ongoing series, we challenged readers to come up with a six word story using the word “anticipate”. Read the winning story from March 10, 2014 by the eloquent Jack Foley and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for our next #sixwordstory contest.  #SixWordStory By Jack Foley  City awakens. Liberate Persephone. Anticipate Spring.... Read more »
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An Aries horoscope as written by Liz Baudler

An Aries horoscope as written by Liz Baudler
On February 28th we held a contest that asked writers to compose a short story structured as a horoscope in three lines. Liz Baudler came up with a horoscope that would put astrologers to shame! You can read her incredible work below. Aries Horsocope By Liz Baudler    Aries, unwrench your horns from the ice. Spring... Read more »

Read Tyler Coulson's limericks of famous movie characters

Read Tyler Coulson's limericks of famous movie characters
Yesterday we asked readers to come up with limericks as written by their favorite movie characters. Tyler Coulson more than rose to the occasion. Read his limericks below!  (Hazel; Watership Down) I sing of a warren flush with rabbits, ’till men and machines came to grab it. We got out aliver, with much thanks to Fiver, despite his... Read more »

Read haikus written by your favorite TV characters

TRUE BLOOD // ANDY BELLEFLEUR
Over the weekend we held a Twitter contest wherein we asked writers to tweet us haikus as written by their favorite TV characters. Kat Kooi won by a landslide for her creative and hilarious haikus. Check out what she did in the gallery. A little more about Kat Kooi…  Kat Kooi is a former corporate professional and... Read more »
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Read Rebecca Silber's winning #sixwordstory from February 20th, 2014

Read Rebecca Silber's winning #sixwordstory from February 20th, 2014
As part of an ongoing series, we challenged readers to come up with a six word story using the word “vision”. Read the winning story from February 20th, 2014 by the eloquent Rebecca Silber and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for our next #sixwordstory contest.    #SixWordStory By Rebecca Silber Visions didn’t jive. The marriage... Read more »