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April 25, 2017 – 7:34 am | One Comment

Meryl Streep, Meg Ryan among readers at poetry tribute
NEW YORK — At an all-star tribute to poetry on Wednesday, Meryl Streep was thinking about her family.
The Oscar-winning actress sang a …

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Kikkoman

December 15, 2016 – 9:27 am | One Comment

Kikkoman
by Pat A Physics
All snow can grab your energy, your sound, your smell, your thoughts, your color, your movements, your observations and never give back a thing other than the …

CHERRY

August 27, 2016 – 9:41 am | One Comment

CHERRY
by Ken Williams
Eighteen years old isn’t old enough. We aren’t old enough to make life and death decisions. Nor are we old enough to understand the mysterious ways …

DAVID IN LOVE

August 16, 2016 – 7:08 am | 2 Comments

DAVID IN LOVE
by Ruth Z Deming
He lay on the sofa in his briefs, watching his belly rise up and down. He’d hung up his blue cop uniform in the bedroom …

Worldly Ambassadors

April 24, 2016 – 7:43 am | 2 Comments

Worldly Ambassadors
by Pat A Physics
“There is very little time,” she entoned.  “Yeah,” I half laughed half said.  “These are what you need to take, and the more you experience, the …

Butch

February 6, 2016 – 6:55 am | No Comment

Butch
by D George Gawlik
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Butch poured himself another two fingersful of whiskey. The front door of the house was still gently swinging on its hinges where Jeannie …

Cussin’ Paul Gets Religion

October 15, 2015 – 6:49 am | One Comment

Cussin’ Paul Gets Religion
by Donal Mahoney
Word spread fast at the poker club where the retired men of the community meet and play almost every day but not on Sunday out …

Bachelorette for Life

August 22, 2015 – 8:47 am | One Comment

Bachelorette for Life
by Donal Mahoney
It started in eighth grade, much to the chagrin of her parents. Boys in high school started asking Roslyn for dates. And Roslyn would tell them …

The Baby Mind

June 28, 2015 – 9:17 am | No Comment

The Baby Mind
by Shane Jesse Christmass
In 1974, when indoor smoking wasn’t pillory then, in the train corridor, the tufts smelt of Nanna Magee’s stale smokes, like a hive-mind of melting …

Behind the Barn with Carol Ann

June 14, 2015 – 9:00 am | One Comment

Behind the Barn with Carol Ann
by Donal Mahoney
Back in 1957, kissing Carol Ann behind the barn in the middle of a windswept field of Goldenrod with a sudden deer watching …

The World, Life and Everything

June 7, 2015 – 6:55 am | One Comment

The World, Life and Everything
by John Tottenham
I wandered the pre-dawn streets of St. Louis and breakfasted at a cafeteria called Miss Hullings, where I pushed aside a plate of lukewarm …

Separating Sara

May 28, 2015 – 5:26 am | 2 Comments

Separating Sara
by Kenneth Sibbett
Marty sat at his desk at home, watching the kids across the street playing some type of game. It looked like “You’re It’, a game he had …

LA Times Man

May 24, 2015 – 9:15 am | No Comment

LA Times Man
by Kim Farleigh
A LA Times man looked across the plane’s aisle and asked: “What are you going to be doing there?”
“Construction.”
The journalist had curious eyes and a hooked …

On Deck

May 23, 2015 – 9:31 am | One Comment

On Deck
by Nicholas Su
He can still feel it. That day he departed in a slow drifting off the …

Response to a Letter Recently Received

March 22, 2015 – 5:22 am | No Comment

Response to a Letter Recently Received
by Donal Mahoney
Dear Margaret,
Your life as explained in your letter recently received is very difficult to read. It’s been 40 years since we last saw …

THE PLEASURE SPHERE

February 15, 2015 – 8:31 am | No Comment

THE PLEASURE SPHERE
by BZ Niditch
In a flowing checkered mu-mu, the internationally broadcast TV reality show host Renata speaks over her microphone.
“Today we make history as our pilot series “Robot Reality …

A Man in Chains

December 7, 2014 – 6:43 am | 2 Comments

A Man in Chains
by Michael Henson
“I know. I know,” said the man in chains.
But the officer said it again. “Fifteen minutes, no more, then we’re out of here.” It was …

Black Forest

November 28, 2014 – 5:56 am | One Comment

Black Forest
by Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois
My people sought solace in the Black Forest, and that impossible commodity, safety. For the pleasure of their neighbors, all of whom were at a distance, …

Feral Charms

November 16, 2014 – 5:55 am | No Comment

Feral Charms
by Pat A Physics
There are two ghosts and a banshee in a foyer perspiring spirit sweat into
an old grey couch.  Since they are invisible,  the sweat stains that are …

The Woman

October 26, 2014 – 5:03 am | No Comment

The Woman
by David Meikeljohn
Like the woman who finds work manufacturing prosthetic limbs on an assembly line and enjoys it until losing her right forearm to the clamping gears. Like the …

Pomegranate

October 19, 2014 – 5:51 am | No Comment

Pomegranate
by Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois
You taste of cigarettes. You always forget to brush your teeth. I have to remind you. It’s part of our illicit ritual.
My wife tastes of pesto, …

The Disease

October 12, 2014 – 5:48 am | No Comment

The Disease
by Michael Avellar
It always helps to start at the beginning and it is at the beginning in which we all wish to start. However it is of the …

THE BEST MAN’S SPEECH

September 28, 2014 – 5:03 am | No Comment

THE BEST MAN’S SPEECH
by Colin W. Campbell
George watched mature, overdressed women catching glimpses of themselves in the long wall mirrors as they looked for their names on the fancy little …

A Knife Dreamlet

August 17, 2014 – 4:57 am | No Comment

A Knife Dreamlet
by Pat A Physics
Using the tip of a blade, cut a small hole in the sail. Look carefully through
the hole at the birds. It is cold, you are …

Space in my Head

August 10, 2014 – 5:55 am | No Comment

Space in my Head
by JL Freed
Hey. So, I guess you’re with Brian, or you’re not picking up ’cause you’re still annoyed about how weird I’ve been. Look, I …

black car just crossed my path

August 3, 2014 – 9:49 am | No Comment

black car just crossed my path
By: Naomi McCulloch
When I was walking down the street a few months back, I noticed this mid-70’s black Chrysler Cordoba, and was compelled by the reminder of …

Among the Invisibles

June 29, 2014 – 9:53 am | No Comment

Among the Invisibles
by Cliff Burns
From his favorite hideaway, five stories above the ground, Little Po is an inconspicuous witness to the chaos below. There …

Honey Pot

June 22, 2014 – 8:05 am | No Comment

BY:Haruki Murakami
(Translated by Jay Rubin)
Honey Pot
“So Masakichi got his paws full of honey—way more honey than he could eat by himself—and he put it in a pail, and do-o-own the …

Fathers and Children

June 15, 2014 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

“I don’t see why it’s impossible to express everything that’s on one’s mind.”
Ivan Turgenev
On Father’s Day, writer Gab Halasz honors the memory of her father with this short story of …

Surveilence Camera Gardener

June 3, 2014 – 5:12 am | One Comment

Surveilence Camera Gardener
by Pat A Physics
The red ones are standard, technical issues. We see them late in the week
when there’s a thin layer of dust on most surfaces, and everybody …

A Sleeping Half Room

May 25, 2014 – 6:09 am | One Comment

A Sleeping Half Room
by John Bennett
He droned on and on, thinking he was the life of the party, but he put half the room to sleep.
It’s hard to wrap your …

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