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Carbon Dust

Poem Life is like a burning ember crackling on the edge of an inferno but the flames never arrive instead the slow consumption of the soul when heat rises to the point of combustion...

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Mom, Incapacitated

Haibun Mom lies on her side. Her once immaculate hair now spreads across her pillow. She doesn’t know how she is. Only that she hasn’t been out of bed more than a half an...

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Coasting – Part Four

Short Story Von, fully reclined in his favorite chair and sufficiently drunk, cleared his throat as he continued to hum a song stuck in his head from the drive home. His Saturday-night-car-singing-A-game voice had...

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House Party – Part Two

Short Story Under Cheri’s hand bas relief sculptures were carved into the wall. The shapes frightened her, conjuring thoughts that disturbed her and images that terrified. She paused, trying to see what was carved...

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Letting Go

Poem Under the covers Clutching a torch with fading batteries Flickers of my past in the dark laughing back at me Each perfect picture’s a trick, it’s a tragedy I only exist as a...

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Making Pizza Again

Haibun The aroma of sautéed onions reaches the living room. My eyes fill with tears. She clears the onions, adds the freshly rolled baking dough to the pan. Enraptured by the scent, I fully...

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Broken Bonds

Poem Shadows in your eyes There are shadows in my mind Conversations we never had Storms are starting to get bad Emptiness in your voice And empty is my soul Our memories have slipped...

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Share This With Me

Poem Tigers eating lemon flavored teardrops The dream seeps and drips The frozen stain in the back of your mind. An orange scarf left behind, floating in the wind, weaving between the waves of...

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Save Me

Poems   Save me from the past, lay down, next to me and whisper softly until my end.   Save me from my sorrows, drink my poison and melt this winter, snow and years....

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The Work Week

Short Story   A storming freight train meets my fleshy wad with an untenably loud ‘thwack’. Limbs and bits and blood and guts, bursting out into the air like mother cockatoos swooping to protect...

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Very Bad Thoughts

Short Story   Lisbeth heard the train barreling through the tunnel, the breeze from the power of it blowing her fringe to the side. She teetered at the edge of the platform, just past...

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Tusk Till Gone

 Short Story   Reluctantly I open my eyes to the bright sun cresting above the horizon. Lately I find myself sleeping only about three or four hours a night and ever since the dry...

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The Story of To

Short Story   Winston stopped and turned to the three new correctional officers. “Alright guys, that concludes orientation. Your lunch is at noon, and you’re on your own now.” The three young men looked...

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Give Me A Cigarette

Poem   Give me a cigarette, you! Know, I never smoked before Don’t trust me? It’s true Give me a glass of wine, bro. Why? Silence, no one is around but the smoke and...

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Coasting – Part Three

Short Story Von arrived at the local pub. It didn’t take him long to detect his three friends boisterously laughing on the other side of the place. He waded towards them and removed his scarf,...

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See-Through

Flash Fiction   I’m going to tell you a story. The story starts with a dryer. A lonely and ornery bull of a dryer that had nothing better to do than to bump around...

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The Fear Of Fear

Poem it freezes you to the point you can only think what if it catches you when you wake up from a dream and stops your breath it smiles at you when you try...

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Stones

Poem Stones Like Scenes Each with a strength Holding our tree of life. Stacked up against nature One body that’s all we have Standing at the bottom Looking up the ladder Waiting on that...