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Featured Works: Week of July 24 (Language)

By on Jul 23, 2017 in Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Language, the key of our communication, can be easily tangled. This week’s contributors illustrate the challenges posed by expressing thoughts through words. “Rhyme #1: ‘Its use is not a burden‘” by James B. Nicola starts with the smallest of hops and leaps larger. “Erase” by Tim Fagan deals with a break-up the way only a writer can. “Green Sonnets” by John Timothy Robinson dives...

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Green Sonnets

By on Jul 23, 2017 in Featured, Poetry | 0 comments

Only green sonnets from this pen, beginning words from failure’s half-formed tongue, in a struggle to create, to sing within the time one’s finest words are sung. Not these letters that score the page, that stumble through and fumble back, that play this mindless game in quiet rage, not these, those golden words I lack. Maybe once, all lines had fallen true, somehow found their blistered place, only glimpsed a glimmer of that...

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Erase

By on Jul 23, 2017 in Featured, Poetry | 0 comments

Erase me.  Start with m.  Then e So now there’s no mental Ntal  Cross out you.   y  o  u My younger days would collapse like a balloon th………….  Delete us.  You understand now.  Firstly u… then s Now I only feel...

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Rhyme #1: ‘Its use is not a burden’

By on Jul 23, 2017 in Featured, Poetry | 0 comments

Its use is not a burden but a clue There’s something after it, or me, or you. Rhyme can also make hot arguments Hop along, less hot, or harsh, or sad; Or, bind some disparate thoughts, as if they had A common quality of resonance. Young boys may have their soldiers, girls their dolls, But plastic playmates make for lonely souls; Twins have each other, though, and the delight Of tickling each other’s feet all night, Even the...

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The Red Panda

By on Jul 19, 2017 in Featured, Fiction | 4 comments

I don’t breed well in captivity. This is a problem, because I live in a cage. Although I enjoy telling other animals that I was born in the wild, the truth is that I’ve been in one cage or another for as long as I can remember. I have some very vague recollections of the wild that feel like a scene from a dream, everything was dark green and scary. But my first clear memories are of the zoo back in Nebraska where I had spent most...

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Featured Works: Week of July 17 (Life Cycle)

By on Jul 16, 2017 in Featured | 0 comments

Life is a series of moments: all of them important. This week our contributors provide glimpses of moments along the path of life. “The First Minutes” by Josh Karaczewski provides a unique perspective on a crucial life moment. “The Red Panda” by Aaron Sokoloff follows a zoo animal on the search for love and adventure. “Off the Road to Hana” and “The Sky is Bursting with Rainlight” by Tim Staley shows how one...

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