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Zedlist – Part Fourteen

Kevin was looking through the research notes Tim had given him, using them as a starting point to initiate some of his own online research. He was looking at demonology, drawing from folklore and...

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Glass Doll

Her expression was always quite the same. A serene face, almost too serene. It was as if underneath those small smiles and tipsy eyes there laid sorrow that had now become her constant companion....

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The Key To My Heart

The key was heavy brass. There was a tag tied to it that had an address written on it. Marcus held it in his hand, contemplating what to do. The waves of the beach...

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Stop Signs

Life Poem You walk and I walk over diagrams made of strands and chunks of bright colored chalk, elaborately planned on the sidewalk. Faces appear, shapes circle around speckled like traffic lights, and stop...

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Time Traveling

Poem The blue sky and the stars watching me from above are calling. Remember us? From the time when you could barely stand on your feet and used to dream about talking bears and...

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Watch Your Step

Poem Wandering in the morning light Change is happening left and right Will change take me by surprise? Or will it pass me by? Sweep me away But don’t kill my history Give me...

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Yardwork

Haibun Fresh-cut grass soaks in the sun. Already sweaty and sore, I crank the starter rope of the chainsaw — the same one that leaked chain oil in the carrying case. After a prayer...

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Son of a Witch – Agnes

Short Fiction   Do you want the short version or the long one? Well, I guess it doesn’t really matter. It’s not my story so I don’t really get a say in how it...

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Little Black Cat

Poem Little cat, So slender and smooth I’m reminded of silk by the way you move. When stars fell from your eyes like rain You showed me how to breathe again. Sometimes you sit...

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Paper Football

Poem Like a child playing paper football You flicked me through the handmade goal at which you were aiming. I was happy to be folded by your fingers into a crisp little triangle. We...

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Fields Of Life

Poem Through fields of Life, I’m running like mustang, wading in clouds, I fly! Helplessly unstoppable impulse, desires, blink, smileс, kiss, and haze of summer bliss. What hearts of men need? If it is...

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Storms

Poem About Hardship Mighty winds, come see your dying friend, come tell me fairy tales come sing a jolly song, distract me from the pain, save me from my own disdain. Mighty winds, come...

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Gothicarus: Part IX – Mantra

“Ever awake, I must remain Ever vigilant, sharp, and pure. Able to make a firm assay Of the energy in my sphere. Never alone with temptation, Never indulge with thought or flesh The dread...

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Like Air

Poem I used to hear silence It used to fill me With wonder and ancient fairy dust I used to see, smell The emotions of the sky and sea I used to feel cradled...

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Adult Recess

Haibun I watch gray cumulus gather. Listen to cicadas, the workers laboring on my neighbor’s house — their chainsaws buzzing, cutting. And the ever-present drone of perpetual traffic on the New York State Thruway....

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Forget My Name

Poem Focus on the mountains ahead, Forget the pain behind. I need to stop turning in circles And just stop: Stop hitting replay on this sting, Stop thinking And just set out. So I...