Poetry from John Grochalski

the brunch people   the brunch people are lining saint marks place on an early sunday afternoon the brunch people women wear cute little dresses and the men wear polo shirts with the collars up they are named becca and staci todd and blake and kyle and they are as boring as a parade on […]

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Poetry from Mike Zone

Fat man profile narration “He’s been maimed- beyond all recognition.” said over his corpse but not dead may as well be a Hitchcock sonata of murder most foul carnal anatomy with a hint of vertigo deception

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Short story from Doug Hawley

Kitten on the Keys I suppose that I should introduce myself first.  I’m the famous cat Jaws, the first reanimated non-human animal.  The non-human distinction is important.  The Hanley family, starting with patriarch Duke who reanimated a basketball player once and his wife twice, and his son David who reanimated his girlfriend Wendy twice, used […]

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Christopher Bernard’s novel Amor I Kaos: Installment 3

Christopher Bernard’s Amor i Kaos (part 3)   It was almost too demeaning, she thought. To be hampered in that way despite all the options at the time. The seeming options, anyway. Because once you’ve done something, it seems as though it had always been meant to be, and so maybe the options were illusory […]

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Poetry from Changming Yuan

Out of Night   in a world always half in darkness your body may long have been soaked   in a nightmare, rotting   but your heart can roam like a synchronous satellite in the outer space, leaving the long night far behind as long as your heart flies fast   and high enough, you […]

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Poetry from J.K. Durick

At Sea Literally, not figuratively this time, like my always Trying to keep my head above water, then treading it As best I can, while I watch for sharks and shoals,   but not this time, I’m literally in it, on it, as far as I can see is sea, ripples, waves to the horizon, […]

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Essay from Joan Beebe

  A MEMORABLE BUS TRIP TO COASTAL MAINE   My trip to Maine was so very exciting for me. Having experienced the coast of Maine’s beauty with my family which allowed us to share the wonders of family in this magnificent setting.   Traveling the highways through Massachusetts and New Hampshire was very beautiful and […]

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