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Published & Contest Winning Poetry

  • June 29, 2017 Published & Contest Winning Poems Mary Rose Fair 471 2


    "Winner of the Open Community Poetry Contest for the period April 1 - June 30, 2017. See commentary below."-Ed.

    "Scientists have long considered the ability to recognize oneself in a mirror to be an index of high cognitive ability...there is every reason to suspect that elephants may be capable of far more complex cognition than is currently…
  • June 22, 2017 Published & Contest Winning Poems Joey Turner 370 1


    "Runner-up of the Open Community Poetry Contest for the period April 1 - June 30, 2017."-Ed.

    A branch’s charcoal shadow
    cast by an evening sun
    traces a single line of trifling ants
    following in file under an oak’s shade
    avoiding the rays, scurrying;

Community Poetry

  • Jul 25, 2017


    Community Poetry Natashia Bonner
    People are funny how they appear
    Up and down, side to side
    Like being controlled by puppeteers
    Like someone is pulling the…
  • Jul 25, 2017


    Community Poetry Natashia Bonner
    Is fear when your 3000 feet in the air?
    About to jump out of a plane on a stupid dare?
    Is fear when your sixteen about to take your…
  • Jul 25, 2017

    Dear God

    Community Poetry DeMario Tatum 1
    His croaky chin cuffs my collarbone,
    Sibilating sweet sins that lick at my earlobes. 
    He buys a two-pack of berry Dutch cigarillos
  • Jul 25, 2017


    Community Poetry Mary Steffen 12
    People think
    Before the morning dawn
    They seem to think I'm dumb
    I don't need to prove
    That I'm smart

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Published & Contest Winning Prose

  • March 10, 2010 Published & Contest Winning Prose Neil Donnelly 16654 4

    Fogtown: A Musical

    Again the dusk has filled this town with fog a sight I've grown accustomed to; odd shapes and silhouettes become dancers and these cracked calloused streets have become their stage. As they dance a bullfrog belches in the background a light wind rustles…

Community Prose

  • Jul 15, 2017

    A Momentus Chime

    Community Prose Zany Lynn 55
    "Excuse me, could you give me a pair of chopsticks?" I averted my eyes to what had been handed me and realized they had been mismatched. I…
  • Jul 11, 2017


    Community Prose Rosaline Melki 104 2
    We get tests in life. Tests in whether we give up, or become stronger. Tests in love; how far it will stretch. Is it unconditional, or…
  • Jul 09, 2017

    Brown Bags and Skittles

    Community Prose Rosaline Melki 191 4
         Life has its definite depressing moments.  I am sitting in my fiancé’s car, waiting for him, as he walks into a gas station to buy a…
  • Jul 08, 2017

    Grown-Up Stories

    Community Prose Jahdiel Wingard 97
    Dr. P: “So.... it's been awhile since the last time you were in here. How old are you now?”
    Me: “16. Well I turn 16 in a month, in…