Synchronized Chaos May 2018: The Uncanny, Incongruous, Eerie and Unexpected

Welcome to May’s issue of Synchronized Chaos – The Uncanny, Incongruous, Eerie and Unexpected.  JD DeHart’s writing deals with the past, and the familiar rendered as grotesque: memories, bones of extinct mastodons, perpetual adolescents without purpose in life, and the working poor, who are literally compared to ‘bones’ in a piece that suggests that it’s […]

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Poetry from JD DeHart

  Elephant Bones Bending, curled, the tusks and ribbons of calcium, solid bleached white kingdom. If you dare, gaze in the hollow eyes, crawl inside and rest a while in the cavity of memory. There was a time these creatures roamed the land, hard to stop upon their charging. Now they lay in stacks of […]

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Poetry from Sanjeev Sethi

Bamboozlement   Echinated transfers spike: a dystopian tryst I wish on no one. Never happy as a satisficer: this is my essence and ache. For years I vocalized, may speechless- ness fly where my drumming failed to. A slow learner it took half a century to read the cast in your eyes. Crushed  by suppositiousness […]

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Poetry from Ken Allan Dronsfield

Dreams in Blowing Sand Whilst living as a pragmatic loser, searcher for the holy grail in bars walking the beaches finding dimes losing my patience with patrol cops sleeping under rowboats on the sand buy a mug with tarnished, sandy coins fighting gulls over discarded hotdogs great ships sailing out of the harbor, meeting people […]

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Poetry from Alex Johnson

Withdrawal A Rant This morning someone shot up a waffle house, strapped and naked squared up to shoot right and it’s awful but it happens once a week we were waiting for the wheel to turn again and next they’ll be parachuting in balls flying shooting family restaurants in rows and massacre will be exponential […]

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Modernized Book Titles from Cheeta Born2dv8 Lachender

To Kill a Mockingbird     >>>>>     To Grill a Cookingbird     (A cookbook for amateurs living on the street) A Room of One’s Own     >>>>>     A Roof on One’s Home     (An elegantly written polemic arguing for the rights of homeless folks) Gravity’s Rainbow     […]

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Poetry from Joan Beebe

A Heavenly Night of Beauty It is a warm night with a cool breeze – The air is filled with the scent of newly cut grass. In the sky the moon is aglow with light flowing into The darkened sky and lighting up the heavens.              Many stars in the sky are twinkling and seem to […]

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Elizabeth Hughes’ Book Periscope

  Connie Pwll Tyler’s Earth Woman Tree Woman Quartet The Earth Woman Tree Woman Quartet by Connie Pwll Tyler is a fantasy novel in four parts. It would be perfect for adults and older teens. Even though this is a fantasy, it is also pertinent to events of intolerance in the world today. It takes […]

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Fiction from Kaia Hobson

For Me? By Kaia Hobson If I had to feel even a grain of dirt in my sweat soaked socks again, I would never return. Even Reno was more pleasant than the trip. I had made it to my hotel after nine hours in the car, not including the four bathroom and stretching pitstops where […]

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