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A Cook Against the Storm

Haibun I turn on the barbeque just as a horizon-filling bank of rainclouds roll in. A sudden wind arrives. The songbirds’ ensemble speeds with urgency. I race this oncoming storm. The stakes? Our sardine...

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Within

Poem Reaching to the sky Distance running dry Keep my fingers crossed Let me get lost I want to dive into the moon I want to sing a heartfelt tune Leave me to my...

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The Day I Held Two Sapphires

Poem I held two sapphires in one hand. They were your precious eyes. Trees spoke solace to the hummingbirds in my ears who thought flowers grew in there somewhere. They were wrong but they...

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Talk 13 – Ladder

Short Story   But I think we are overstaying our welcome. I invite everyone upstairs. We still have half a bottle of whiskey and some roasted almonds. You’re fine. I don’t get many visitors...

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Morning Thunderstorm

The skylight rattles under a tumult of fresh rain. The windchime dances in a sudden wind; it’s tritonal melody incessantly plays on. Thunder booms. The storm ebbs and flows. Lightning flashes twice. Thunderclaps follow....

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Fuck This

Poem Fuck this…From wall to wall. Fuck an industry that says you can’t have it all. Fuck a world that says “Girl, you can’t.” instead of “Woman, you CAN.” Fuck a business where you...

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Morals Clause

Short Story   Sophie’s crossover from pornography to reality television had not yet been lucrative enough to afford her a Los Angeles stylist, so she’d cobbled together what she thought was a sexy modern...