southern gothic: Poem by RC deWinter

southern gothic: Poem by RC deWinter

your mother’s gardenias still bloom / on the blue porch with the faded bench
Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore: Story by Peter J. Stavros

Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore: Story by Peter J. Stavros

It’s that thing that wakes you at three in the morning, with a gasp and a startle.
Magdalena: Poem by Mark Fitzpatrick

Magdalena: Poem by Mark Fitzpatrick

spike-heels scuffed from the journey through night, / sway down the bitterness of this street
The Grief Eater: Story by Deirdre Fagan

The Grief Eater: Story by Deirdre Fagan

I read it in the paper, the news about the 87-year-old man who went to bed with a bump on his head and never awoke again.
Wedding Bells: Story by M. Nazar Syed

Wedding Bells: Story by M. Nazar Syed

I looked down and saw my hands clenched tighter than they’d ever clenched before. A bead of sweat formed on my temple.
Three Poems by David Lohrey

Three Poems by David Lohrey

Beside the red barn / at an intersection / between today and tomorrow, / a man from Alabama plays the banjo on his knee
A true writer is someone the gods have called to the task. —Robert Louis Stevenson
When We Are Alive

When We Are Alive

by Kaori Fujimoto
 
You rush from your home in the Tokyo area, and, as the train station comes into view, you see your fellow commuters bottlenecked into the street.
Wounds

Wounds

by Juleus Ghunta
 
The night she tried to beat me, I slept on the veranda / of the shop in the square.
Sequoia Sempervirens

Sequoia Sempervirens

by Amye Archer
 
There are nights when I look at you, feel for you in the dark, and the falling into one another, the estuary we create, is still so easy.
Three Poems by Michelle Brooks

Three Poems by Michelle Brooks

Bleak, that’s a given. No sun for / days. The spring doesn’t arrive / soon enough.
A Modern How-To for the Boudoir

A Modern How-To for the Boudoir

by Angela Kubinec
 
While browsing my local used book store, I came across a title I had not seen in decades. It was How to Make Love to a Man.
The King of Rock ‘n Soul

The King of Rock ‘n Soul

by Alan Swyer
 
Dubbed by Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records The greatest singer—and hustler—in the world, Solomon Burke had a story second to none.
Fads and Crazes, Trends and Rages: Why we’re always looking for the next best thing

Fads and Crazes, Trends and Rages: Why we’re always looking for the next best thing

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
From hula-hoops to cabbage patch dolls to fidget spinners. From goldfish swallowing to streaking to twerking.
Two Poems by Gail Hosking

Two Poems by Gail Hosking

It’s warm. Always / warm with some war starting up, more / children to raise.
Horoscopes for Writers -- September 2017

Horoscopes for Writers — September 2017

Word counts, book sales, even romance: the only astrological guide a writer needs.
Dancing Bautas for the Ashes’ Day

Dancing Bautas for the Ashes’ Day

by Russell Hemmell
 
Ca’ Dario stands in front of us, sombre, sleek and precious, often avoided and always dreaded.
Inner Monologue as I prepare to Write My Sexual Bildungsroman

Inner Monologue as I prepare to Write My Sexual Bildungsroman

by Christie Tate
 
Regret not a single time you ran full-speed into situations that violated every standard of ethics, morality, hygiene, civility, and OSHA.
Instructions For Travel in Times of Doubt

Instructions For Travel in Times of Doubt

by Suzi Banks Baum
 
Take a deeper breath, / the kind that quiets your belly / when you stand on the cliff’s edge of a new now.
Bryan with a Y

Bryan with a Y

by Samuel Cole
 
I touch his shoulder, wishing to touch everything else. Now. Here. Out in the open.
Two Poems by Nancy Devine

Two Poems by Nancy Devine

Dangerous / to let the sharks of worry swim away / after dismissing them into the open ocean
Rolling News

Rolling News

by Peter Cowlam
 
Minions in a free press, let loose with a vision, wash tides of stucco from their blades as work ends on a coastal tower.
Naturally about Kamagra knew, several times I bought Kamagra in a drugstore, but on a pocket noticeably beats and became less and less likely to take, then I started looking for analogs and substitutes, not HERBAL, friend was eating half a year and zero effect.

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