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  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    The road stretched on like a ball of string, unfurling slowly towards the horizon. I wanted to make an incision where it became thin, to cut the journey in pieces or indefinitely, but we never reached the slender end. So, the wheels kept turning and we kept moving monotonously forward. I pulled out ...
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    Faces and races blur as the current of businessmen sweeps by like a raging river of souls. The sidewalks overflow and spill tourists out into the gutters. A man slouches against the cold, hard wall of JP's Bar, an empty change jar resting by his left foot. His thin jacket is no match for the cold an...
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    It’s probably just the wind. A moan seeped into the bedroom from the rafters. My husband was busy fixing his tie in the mirror and I frowned at his oblivious state. I turned to my jewelry box and shuffled through to find a nice pair of earrings to compliment my evening dress. The moaning sound con...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    Just breathe. I often toy with the idea of life as if it is a thing to be decoded and dissected, not just observed from a distance. The fundamentals of life fill me with a profound feeling of simplicity: breathe; eat; drink; sleep; die. The human becomes a barbaric machine when looked upon as an ani...
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    The guitar exploded into my life in the form of a battered acoustic. The summer surprise from my uncle came complete with the promise of lessons and repairs. The promise fell through, but the inspiration survived. Since then I have upgraded from the honey-gold mess to an electric blue beauty. Mello...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    The shell washes empty, a glossy sunrise in the wake. A cool gun warms with glowing intensity in his hand. The shell’s body spirals, falls, twists to reach its crown His fingers quiver slightly as they lace around the trigger. Its pale rose and babies br...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    All I see is dark blue Drowning lungs cling to sweet chlorine Time stands still as water rushes below my kicking feet My arms ache from holding my brother, barely five years old Pushing him into the pale yellow and faint white of the sun I fall deeper under his weight, but will not su...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    The sunlight shone upon me, as I bubbled like champagne. Face glowing like a constellation, stardust in my veins. A child laughed, a glint of gold, against black velvet plush. The dancing green grass beckoned as the kids began to rush. They slid down spiraling slide...
  • Poetry > Sonnet
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    My first real kiss was nothing like a dream: A sloppy brush with quivering, pale lips that were nothing like rose petals or fruit. Fireworks did not emerge in bursts of colored ecstasy, nor did bells ring out. Theory conquered passion as we stood far apart, perspiration pooling as we stumbled...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    They huddle in masses, staring out at the bleak grays of weary water and rust red of muddy shores. The dusty sky conceals community, gives way to clustered buildings but no homes. Crude paint lies, the colors only painted on but they'll never feel the sun. The reflection sp...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    a winter-struck bush for his foreground to complete the picture withered and dry a lifeless centerpiece to compliment the silhouettes jagged and harsh iron straw suppressed by ashes the spreading death of darkness the dogs smell death and tremble, heads l...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Consider death a stepping stone of life. White eyes match white skin, connecting father and son. The feast: the ultimate compliment. Father stares wide-eyed into the distance, looking to a better future, looking past the blood stained flesh. Scarlet seeps from the heart that onc...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    A bug has sucked my blood and I am dry. He reached into my heart and drained my veins. I’m dead, but living to the untrained eye. The stench of rotting flesh lingers nearby. It oozes and it stuns me as it stains. A bug has sucked my blood and I am dry. I feel no joy, ex...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    The spider dances in the sky on self-made silver strings. Electric tangles kiss the air as she effortlessly swings. Dewdrops ornament his home with sparkling crystal glow. Starlight shatters and sprays dust on the glittering chateau. She waits in a cocoon of stars ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Women compare their complexion to the sultry smooth skin of rosy peaches. The cash registers chime, serenading the vain customers with every beep and rattle. A teenage boy licks his lips and grins ravenously as he watches girls bend to reach the bottom shelf of the magazine rack. Bell peppers...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Splatter paint: blue sky and rose blush across the hearts that dare not beat. Veins of color pretty the lack of life. Organically displayed for us to contemplate, observe, and ask: Did they beat on in unison with love? Did they wheeze, choke, collapse, or fade away? Each heart e...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    She watches as the ivory petals swirl along gold laced with diamond-studded stem. She watches as they comb through sister’s curls; poor sibling’s tears fill eyes up to the brim. Olive sparkles, dances in the light. Veins rimmed with jewels, the leaves spread out their wings. ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Drink of the poison again, just a sip. Run across spotless snowy beaches, ignoring what should be the sands of time slipping between your toes. Revel in electric pulses, surging through the failed routine of disconnect. Race along train tracks, rusty and sharp, trailing paral...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    The man that I love thinks I'm going to he**. He won't be with me, it's so easy to tell. He stands up to pray, while I fall to my knees. He breaks my heart down with such grace and such ease. The man that I love buries me in tall flames. He watches me burn, doesn&#...
  • Poetry > Song Lyrics
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    my name in ink across your hand no i guess you never did quite understand not permanent, but you won't soon forget soaring across a purple sky i send my wishes to the stars as they go by and hope you see them passing overhead maybe our hearts were just desperate for some change. fo...
  • Poetry > Song Lyrics
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    Turning softly The music box croons you to sleep I promise I'll dance here inside Have sweet dreams so you don't hear me weep Stare me down Spinning round My reflection comes back to haunt me every time i hear that sound The melody controlling me My burning tongue longs to sing...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I keep my thoughts and heart locked away I can't open up no matter what I do I try so hard to reach you but my hand just comes up cold I give away my body so that I can keep my soul How many times has loneliness claimed me in your arms? I don't feel outside anymore, drown in desire&...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Sun shining down on a crystal lake Thinking to myself about my biggest mistake The willows cast a shadow on my memory How I wish that my mind would just let me be For I’ve tried to move on, but nonetheless My mind constantly fills with regret Look deep into the water, my reflection shining b...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Fingers sliding across the board Smooth as silk Flying, almost defying laws of gravity Lightning speed, all over the strings One note, then another Connecting to form music From hard rhythmic rock solos To beautiful harmonic chords Fingers torn and blistering But unwilling to stop, wanting ...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    Whirlwind pools, my soul to bear Winds of desire, smell of rain in the air Rush of fulfillment, little drops of delight Rain falls like children's prayers tonight Crystal eyes, lost so easily Clouds block whats committed to memory Falling so fast, slipping into blue nights Dreams of yo...

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