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poem about humanity 0

Basic Humanity

Poem   I looked up at the night sky to see a million stars, they all shone side by side. Some dull. Others bright. I looked down at the earth below. It looked like a...

horror fiction short stories 0

House Party – Part One

Short Story It was one story. A porch out front with an awning. Buried deep in on of the forgotten parts of L.A. The lawn was unkempt, the paint peeling from the walls, the...

short story about moving house 0

Moving Out And Moving On

Short Story Claire taped the cardboard box shut and sighed. She stood up, wiping a bead of sweat from under her headband as she admired her handiwork. Her small studio apartment was completely empty,...

fiction stories about war 0

Immaculate Fracture

Short Story   Dead children. Wasn’t that the final trigger? You see death, grown up death – and you become cold to it. You see suffering, brutality, cruelty, you immunise yourself to them and...

haibun poem 1

Meltdown

Haibun Frankie pounds the brown, floral-print pillow on our Lazy Boy. He screams. Then utters a long series of unintelligible noises. His tear-swollen eyes soon turn red. He never gave us a permission slip...

lap dance stories 0

Lolita’s Lap Dance – Part Two

Short Story   To those girls I must have looked like a bargain-basement version of themselves. Nevertheless, someone apparently wanted a dance from this heavily discounted pseudo-stripper and I had decided, against my better...

poem about rejection 0

A Poem About Rejection

Poem Another rejection Letter And soon I will have Enough rejections Slips Piling on the floor that they will form a Mountain For me to climb On the peak I will plant my flag...

haibun poem 1

A Glacial Stroll

Haibun Lake Hessian has frozen over. Two men pull a sled that holds a generator halfway across it. A couple of families walk and slide near shore. “Come on, Dad!” Frankie has already stepped...

stories about sex and relationships 0

Coasting – Part Two

Short Story Von stood with his eyes closed, head down, and his palms flat on either side of the shower head. He let the hot water pour around his neck and pitter-patter on the...

marriage advice 1

Surname Changed

People ask me,”When are you going to change your surname?” First, make me clear that is it really all about only changing surname? That’s it? No, according to what I feel. It is about...

poem about rebellion 0

Lip Service

Poem I don’t wanna be stuck in a routine, a Houdini who never escaped and suffocated over seven decades. What a way to go, eh? What a waste! I’d rather be kicked in the...

haibun poem 1

Deliverance In The Dark

Haibun Cotton sheets cling to my skin like a burial shroud. Memories of Mom arise. Her pain-soaked blue eyes, looking out from a frustration-worn face, pulsing oxygen through nasal tubes insufficient for her to...

poem about passionate love 1

Snake

Poem I can feel your breath on the back of my neck Warm puffs of air hitting the space above my collarbone But it’s kind of crazy how I can feel so alone Even...

short story about dilemma 0

Lolita’s Lap Dance – Part One

Short Story   ‘Lolita,’ I barely heard Pam calling over the throbbing bass that vibrated relentlessly through the ancient speaker system. ‘Lap dance!’ She pointed one hot pink talon at me and then beckoned...

poem about embracing life 0

Riding Waves

Poem One lives with a weakened soul Wearing the armor of a coated past Fighting to change the unchanged Directions to choice are blasting a cask. Strange sights forging this war Canvassing the lands...