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Halloween

Short Story   In fifth grade we had a Halloween costume contest at school. I had the best costume. My mom, brother, and I always went to Goodwill to get the actual costume parts,...

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I Am No Blank Slate

Poem   He thought me a marble statue of the Ancient Greeks, admiring the soft sheet that silhouetted my curved form. I do not argue that I wear drapery elegantly, nor that I feel...

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Animal Dilemmas – Dingo Kangaroo

Short Story   After the accident in the water, the joey quickly learned how to swim. Not long after the dingos caught its blind father and its mother was already nursing the next generation....

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Ice Cream Fling

Short Story   After briefly scanning the area of the Dairy Queen parking lot, Rachel pulled her car into the spot next to another car she assumed to be empty. Putting the car in...

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The Whole Story

Poem So many facets, and yet there’s no sparkle, Only dull, darkening sides. I turn the heavy piece over and over, Searching for the truth it hides. But does it exist, an absolute answer?...

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Talk 10 – Flowers

Short Story   Let’s go downstairs, she lives on the first. So how does it work, have you bought paintings from her before? Once. My friend from the other side of the ocean was...

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Endless

Poem I wish I never had to sleep That I never got tired Or worried about mortality I wish I could get it all done Fit it all in That I could do whatever...

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Another Aftermath

Haibun Bird songs, as I awake ahead of the alarm Headache: fruit of the prior day’s tension— or that extra glass of Burgundy Or another gift from that beloved team teacher I work through...

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Thought Inkling

Poem   Smoke slithers along the window-edge, Like vaporous snakes; Half alive in the pale light. A feeling like cricket legs Twitches at the corner of my eyes. I’ve got a cigarette clenched Between...

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Shimmer Girl

Poem   I knew a girl once sly as time sneaking by right under your nose, ticking and tocking and counting breaths till death. She dressed in a black slink and rubbed her eyes...

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The Day Prince Died

Poem   Prince died today And I wonder if you remember I once Called you Darling Nikki In the last birthday card I wrote you And if this day somehow meant something to you...

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Breaking Fear

Poem   Hiding from your fantasy At the usual roundtable From being that next candidacy Fighting for that righteous stable Too many foolish words are spoken Narrowing what could be retained Starving for that...

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Animal Dilemmas – Kangaroo Echidna

Serial Story   The Echidna chose an old well rooted tree near the termite city and started digging a new home. Its cub played around the tree catching ants and termite one at a...

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Those Nights

Poem I love dancing with the trees, their touch is gentle, light, I love singing with the wind, its touch reminds of the past, of summers long gone and lost, of nights full of...

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Zephyr

Poem The wind picked up, bringing a familiar smell with it. In a rush I was taken back. I smiled, but the moment zipped on, the gust was Too strong. I went farther back....

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Talk 9 – Complain

Short Story   Enough whiskey, let’s eat something and then we’ll visit the flower lady. Are we ordering food? No, I cooked. I can smell it. Where do you keep it? I kept everything...

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Tripping With Dad – Part Three

Serial Fiction   ‘Did you grab my lyrical shoes from the room, Dad?’ ‘Shit! I forgot. Let’s run up and get them.’ He checked his watch. ‘We have about an hour, plenty of time.’...

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Choices

Poem Choices left and right Ultimately it’s up to you It’s always up to you You wonder if you could go back If you don’t like the road you choose Would you really have...