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In What Furnace Was Thy Brain?

by David R. Grigg It began as it always did. A slow rousing as her surroundings took shape: the white room, its corners curved and softened, the light perfectly even, casting no shadows. Then came a growing awareness of her body and its senses. Unclothed, she felt neither heat nor cold nor any draft of air. Only a slight pressure ...
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The Moon Tree

by Jerry Oltion The Moon Tree lost its top last December. Six feet of perfect Douglas Fir, callously hacked off by some selfish idiot out for a Christmas tree. The branches left behind look like the fingers of an open hand, reaching up to cradle a crown that's no longer there. So said the newspaper reporter who covered the story ...
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Wraith

by Emily Devenport Wraiths can be beautiful, angelically so at times. But most of the time we're thin and unsubstantial. Or at least, that's the way it's been for me. I haven't been doing this for very long, so there are a lot of things I haven't figured out yet. And so far, no one seems inclined to tell me ...
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Stories

The Food

by Cameron Thomson For as long as they could remember, the children had had nothing to eat but food. “Must ...
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The Truth About Fireworks

by Catherine Sinow Adara was allowed to ride a bike beyond our street, maybe because her age was in the ...
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Just Looking

by Nick Sweeney It was too narrow to be a balcony, and insensitive friends had cured Alex of calling it ...
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Special Service

by Jim Towns Pittsburgh, PA December 24th, 2017 There were only three other passengers on the trolley when Orrin got on ...
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Poetry

Overnight Poems

by Edward Ahern The Overnight An empty house has an atmosphere, part breaths of those absent, part echoed laughter and ...
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Nature Poems

by Ken Allan Dronsfield With Charcoal Black Today I'll travel to the swamp and wood to do a little autumn sketching ...
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Blind Poems

by Ann Christine Tabaka Anticipation Dark and defiant The tempest rages Bulldozing over the forsaken shore Scrubbed raw by the angry ...
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Earthquake Poems

by Lana Bella From and In Its Place Your fingers contour me the way this blunt knife sliding home on ...
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