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fiction about war 0

A Letter From the Front

Short Story Dear Louise, I hope this letter finds you in good health and spirit. I wish to extend my best Christmas wishes to you and your family. Although it saddens me I could...

poetry about thinking 0

Ocean

Poem I am standing at the edge of the water Staring at the invisible horizon And I am but a grain of sand on the beach About to be washed away or returned to...

fiction about inventors 0

The Rocket

Short Story The morning had a crisp chill to it that had only just started to give way to the sun that creeped lazily over scattered clouds. Between rolling clover-covered hills a red barn...

fiction about life 0

Animal Dilemmas – Satyr Beaver

Short Story The Beaver led a life of building and maintaining the dam on the brook that run among the trees. It raised four generations and the the first three were already successfully relocated...

haibun poem 1

Alone In The Morning

Haibun Sensations. The gurgle of the coffee maker. The hum of the refrigerator. The banging of the pipes as the heat turns on. My reflection off the storm door. The grainy patterns of manufactured...

fiction about alcohol 0

The Mystery Of Miss Marie

Short Story   Thursday morning was not good. I awoke lost in shattered memories with regretful sighs as the previous night’s spirit still lingered. I threw the blanket from my body only to realize that...

fiction about thieves 2

To Be A Thief

 Short Story   Please, Sylvia, let me think. Even in the dark, I could see the panic in her eyes as she desperately tried not to curse aloud, once again mouthing, Hurry. Rubbing my...

poetry about separation 0

Stage Direction

Poem Kiss (rewind) Act three comes every night. It’s (soft) fleeting, but my first in years. Hands stroking my hips (nails chewed to the quick). I’m not yours. Was I ever (the sort to...

fiction about school 0

Locker 138

Short Story   Locker 138 is the place where I met the best girlfriend I ever had and where I broke up with her. It’s also where I made about $300 off of letting...

existential poetry 0

Breathe Freely

Poem   What if I say I am dead before I got to be alive? What if god welcomes you and asks, “How was heaven down there?” Waking up at dawn and listening to...

science fiction crime stories 0

Cosmic Caper – Part Five

Science Fiction   Deilan took one look at the guards encircling them and immediately dropped to his knees. He shrieked, “Please don’t shoot! I’m a real agent! These criminals hijacked my cruiser and forced me to...

poetry about time 0

It Means

Poem I wish I could save them all, but what can one do against the wheel of time, against the wall of war, such is the nature of our kind, blessed, cursed, unsure, to...

Looking Back, short story about generations 0

Nexos

Short Story Grandmother sits in her hospital bed, tracing the veins down her arms. They are a spectacular blue tonight, a shade she hadn’t seen before. Especially the one on her ring finger, twisting...

short story about beaver 0

Animal Dilemmas – Beaver Manatee

Short Story The Manatee didn’t have time to think what happened to the Catfish after the giants pulled it out of the water half dead. They threw its daily ratio of greens in the...

haibun poem 1

Vindication

Haibun Trevon insists on having his test back. He said he finished his test before he went to the bathroom. Suddenly, he wants to “look over” his answers. “I just wanted to check them.”...