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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Sometimes I look up suddenly From the book I've been reading Struck with the idea Of being in love with you. My breath comes hot for a moment Heavy on my tongue And I stare ahead, Forgetting to blink....
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    There was a man at the bus station - It was snowing in April - With a denim letter jacket that read Almighty Heroes On the back in bright yellow. I thought he looked wistful And I wondered who his Heroes were. He didn't look at me But tapped his cigarette with an index finger. I though...
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    Today was one of those days. That mug slipped from my fingers, and I felt a sliver of my heart detach to be swept up by the dustpan along with the rest of the debris. I didn't read those instructions as carefully as I could have. Now there's nothing to be done even though I knew th...
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    I have been wrung Like a worn out sponge With no replacement under the sink. Place me back on the sill Beside the wilting paperwhites In their porcelain pot. Please allow my pain to evaporate; Pretend it never festered In my shallow pores. Tomorrow, think again Of tossing me. Pinch my pu...
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    Curtained windows - watched through - Cavernous mouths that want you And given the chance will swallow you Steamed or broiled. And the oven is already hot, I left it on, you see, Left it burning and lo and behold Down burned the house (Or even perhaps it was up), Curtained windows, cavernou...
  • Fiction > Historical Fiction
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    I stole Father's revolver and ran away the day I turned nineteen. I crossed the cotton field before sunrise and went up the road past the slaves' quarters. Old Saul was leaning against the railing of the bridge when I arrived. He looked me over, his dark eyes cast in shadow by a wide br...
  • Fiction > Historical Fiction
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    At school you couldn't go a day without hearing Gaius complain. He would sit on the steps outside the forum and kick sand across the stone, which everyone knew the younger boys would have to sweep away later. He was always just sitting there, picking flecks of dirt from the white cloth of his...
  • Fiction > Sci-fi/Fantasy
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    I sat carefully on the roots of a tree beside the river and unzipped my filthy backpack. Once upon a time it had been white. With a sigh of relief I retrieved my cell phone from its protective pocket. Despite the heat, despite the dust, and despite Aunt Sherry's attempts to hide it, my cell p...
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    I woke early and left the dormitory under the cover of dark blue dawn. As I walked along the edge of the towering boundary wall, fingers trailing along the cement, I counted words and sorted through pictures of Earth before the Cleansing. When I reached the East Corner of the wall I paused to ga...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    You were a child, once. You wandered with confidence. You had small searching fingers that read noses and mouths like books. You learned, from that voice of god, the ever-present drone of the television, that butterflies taste with their feet. So you tasted the world through the tips of your finge...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    What more is there to worry about When the weather's not winter And windows are blushing in the evening, And Granddad is out on the river in overalls Awaiting the arrival of all good things? Sometime in the summer the mailman will stop Bringing letters And the air will become very still. N...
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    Careful Mother I am all ears All these years Through the off-white walls Down the bright-light halls And up the precarious staircase always Every one of your words Loud or soft and forbidden Whispers right to me Don't tell your secrets To the telephone Because this house is small A...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    I felt the sharp squeeze of compressed air in the cavities of my skull and quickly pressed two fingers to the bridge of my nose and breathed hard, wincing as my ears popped. I swallowed, trying to ignore the itch of my dry throat, and breathed again, feeling the force of fifteen feet of water shovi...
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    It was a lengthy process, The erasure of his morality. He had a stubborn head on his shoulders And we The erasers Were loathe to unsettle it. He was certain Of where his feet rested on the earth, Of where the compass needle pointed, And how easy it was to get there. He never went astray, ...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    When I sat down to write a verse I couldn’t think at all. All I could do was groan and curse My useless, vapid scrawl. My pen was poised above the page, Inclined to overflow. It quivered, eager to engage In battle down below. Yet nothing wild and worthy came To mind while ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    There is a sea inside of me, Its waves roll forth relentlessly. It stretches, vast, beneath my skin, And yet remains concealed within. Beneath the surf, embraced by cold Float gleaming fish all silver-gold. The fish, they dance and thrash and spin - Their memories are cobweb-thin. They fast ...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    Outside, the asphalt sidewalk is dark and moist in the heat. The parking lot is empty. The air is still. Bells ring above the dirty glass door of the diner. A white hand reaches in, followed by a face, obscured by blazing sunlight. “Can I help you?” asks the waitress behind the counter. S...

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