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  • A Life Worth Living

    Challenge the limits you set for yourself

    When you were too tired to predict the consequences

    Examine the desperation behind daily darkness

    A poisonous buildup within a practice of working through lunch

    And the costly decision to pay for drinks instead of…

    Posted 17 hours ago
  • Beneath the Flat Line

    Pressing into the mirror, I slid into shadow. Coldness suffused every cell of my body until the pain of freezing became numbness and unable to breathe, I drowned.

    Ghostly presences, silent and eerie, faded in and out around me. Seeing details was hard, l…

    Posted 18 hours ago
  • Doubt

    You've been my faithful companion for so long I can't imagine.....

    Not feeling

    your sticky sweetness in my mouth

    your crooked teeth grazing my ear

    your constant whispers

    and sweaty skin

    always accompanied by a shiver racing down my spine

    -

    To cup my heav…

    Posted 18 hours ago
  • My Life's Work

    I've been straining to stretch my smile

    clenching my cheeks along with my teeth

    as sweat soaks my smooth armpits

    and my straight spine begins to spasm

    -

    exhausting myself to keep my comfortable life

    of useless meetings and endless paperwork

    as I content…

    Posted 38 hours ago
  • There's No Benadryl for People

    “Haha, mommy. You made a boob!” Kara Jean laughed.

    Sam looked at the curved mound of sand. She supposed the rounded knoll did look like a boob. It was going to be domed roof, something that would make their castle stand out against the half a dozen other…

    Posted 44 hours ago
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    Posted 2 days ago
  • A Scene in the Street

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    Posted 2 days ago
  • Thrown Stones

    Simon Krapper whimpered from his cross. He was still alive. Eyes bleary from pain, from tears, from the sun, blinked and did not see. He was beyond that. Sweat rolled off his body but still he shivered.

    Willum pressed a damp sponge to the crucified man's…

    Posted 2 days ago
  • See You Next Time

    I awoke with a start to noise from downstairs: a series of thumps punctuated by broken glass, as if someone had tipped out the contents of my liquor cabinet.

    Throwing on my camisole, I slipped through my bedroom door and crept among the darkness of the u…

    Posted 3 days ago
  • Anticipation

    There's a joy in anticipation, you know? In already composing the email response you're hoping for before you even open your laptop at the diner?

    I've sent off hundreds of pieces for publication before. My poems and essays and shorts are scattered ac…

    Posted 3 days ago
  • Burns

    Red sunburned skin scored the rounded edges of my shoulder blades, along the outsides of my forearms, across the middle of my face and topped it off with a giant patch on my head where thinning hair had failed to protect my scalp from the sun. With a gene…

    Posted 3 days ago
  • Cages

    I stepped of the Rail and dropped down to street level. Anticipation quickened my steps. My presence triggered storefronts auto-advertisements causing neon signs to pop into view. Swatting off a nude model offering discount massages, I crossed a street gr…

    Posted 4 days ago
  • A Preservation of Mulberry

    I finished the last line with a flourish, dropping the quill back into its pot and shuffling the pages together. Tucking my chair under the table, I made my way to Katy while weaving past pot handles and trays that dangled and protruded over various surfa…

    Posted 4 days ago
  • Knots

    I had been there working on the same sentence for an hour when she slid into the booth across from me.

    Her smile commanded my attention like I was a ship lost in a storm and she the guide light from a light house. Delightfully, I could see a garden of wh…

    Posted 5 days ago
  • Where are you

    Wind hammered the windows and made the shutters crack against the outside of Kevin's house. Bent over a chair near the fireplace, he listened to the sounds and imagined some great beast being hunted by enthusiastic men, courageous and true. Yesterday rain…

    Posted 6 days ago
  • Among the Stars: If You Open It--

    Before entering through the hole he'd made, Darnell unhooked his tether and attached it to a metal eye-hook below the outer handhold. Then he stashed his torch and climbed inside, careful not to tear his suit. After entering the airlock Darnell found the …

    Posted 12 days ago
  • Among the Stars: Following Protocol

    Darnell unclipped his laser torch and used the butt to tap on the door. He didn't hear anything. Pressing his helmet against it, he tried again. There was a hollow tonk tonk tonk but no answering sound.

    He radioed Bach. “Been knocking and no answer, an…

    Posted 14 days ago
  • Scorpion

    Brass tinkled on the workshop floor. Beckton closed the bolt again, but didn't pop up for another shot immediately. Flame had caught on the solid wood of the workbench, and the heat haze and smoke made it hard to see. Runes on the underside flared to life…

    Posted 15 days ago
  • Among the Stars: Bullseye

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 15 days ago
  • Some Springs are Dammed

    Kelly had been fourteen when she decided her father wasn't coming back. He had disappeared two years prior while on a walk, something he'd do quietly on his own every couple of days. Busy doing homework at the kitchen table she hadn't noticed it then but …

    Posted 18 days ago
  • Opportunities in Ashes

    The wind picked up around me, growing denser as smoke from the burning city below infused it. Particulates filled the air with enough irritants to give my lungs a tickle without quite forcing me to cough. I worried about long-term exposure but the activit…

    Posted 20 days ago
  • Nightmare Without End, Amen

    It's a nightmare to see you. If I catch a glimpse of you without warning, my heart gives a panicked lurch, like a frightened cat trying to bolt every which way at once. Yet I placed you on the face of my phone so that anytime I use it, I see you smiling, …

    Posted 21 days ago
  • Responses to Elsha and Robert's comments on "About Elsewhere"

    Hello again Elsha and Robert! I have no cell phone, just a laptop computer...it's not my own one, it's furnished through the courtesy of my hosts. So far they just leave it in this room and let me use it. I don't know why. Perhaps they think I'll try to m…

    Posted 22 days ago
  • Suburban Shadows: The Nest

    Descending down the stairs to the basement, I almost gagged on the overwhelming funk that permeated the air. It was the rank smell of a high school locker room just after summer practice; unwashed bodies and stale sweat.

    The missing men's clothes lay sca…

    Posted 22 days ago
  • About Elsewhere

    Hey so a few ideas.

    I'm going to try and take some webcam pictures out the window, it's just desert but maybe it will help. I have started a "soup" blog and may be able to post pictures there

    Yeah I have played ARGs before and that's how I knew about bina…

    Posted 23 days ago