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Three Guys in a Bar

For a story to have what we consider a proper ending, it is not enough for the “real-life” events to come to an end.  Instead, some form of coherence has to be brought to the reader’s attention again.  The most …

Two Sentence Horror Stories

As is typical with anything I create, I prefer some of these to others.

* I’ve never held a baby before.
Is this much blood normal?

* That face looks really familiar.
I just can’t imagine why it’s coming out …

Rain Dance

Rain Dance
A haiku
Rain showers dancing
Droplets bouncing everywhere
The world in a drop

I can’t sing

I Can’t Sing (Sung to the tune of “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You”)

I can’t sing
Even though I try
For I can’t help
Sounding like I might die

It sounds bad
Tell me, should I …


A poem about indecision

Today’s mission was to create something based on the word ‘indecision’. I wrote several things, but I’m most pleased with my poem:


The struggles
Of everyday life

Are nothing
Compared to

The struggles
Of everyday death…


The Cast; the Plot

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We offered to introduce Tiresias, but he refused, for no better reason than that he thought we would lie and say rude things about him.  But people from our clan—and we’re from another dementia than the reader—are all …

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As Each Day Arrives

As each day arrives, he will open up his mind.

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To the suffering and joy he sees in all of humankind.

She does not know what will happen, as the world spins around.

Fear arises, love comforts, he knows no …

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Art, Interpretation, and Competition

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Art can’t be misinterpreted.
Art can be interpreted, and it should be. And some of those interpretations seem to defy all sense of time, space, and logic. And they should.
Art is not math, or physics, or sports. Art is
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Sometimes They tell you things you need to hear

Sometimes They tell you things you shouldn’t hear

Sometimes They won’t be quiet at all, even if you don’t understand

Sometimes You wish others could hear, but they’re listening to themselves…

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Travelling by train from Paris to Milan,
Spooked and saddened from too much movement;
My uneasy rest was cut short by the customs official demanding my passport
I had been in one of those sleeps which do not let go …

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Stolen Roses

All Lenore could see through the peephole was a confused mass of dark red.

The bell rang once more. “Who is it?” she demanded. “I don’t answer the door for invisible people.”

‘It’s me.”

Lenore rolled her eyes. “Who is …

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Dead Man’s Shoes

He bought the shoes on a Monday, I think.
The store was pretty crowded, but he found them right away.
9EEE. The perils of wide feet.
These are pretty comfortable, he thought.

The shoes came home in their box, as

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Workhorse Woodies

These days Woodies are collector cars restored to pristine condition. This wasn’t always the case. There was a time when Woodies were filled with ladders, lumber, bags of cement and buckets of paint. This is a tale of those strange …

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Ice Age of the Heart

Stella Omega

Lyrics are not complete as poetry. They are created with an additional element, and you just can’t take that away- it’s like printing a poem without any vowels. The music is integral to the form- most of the


The art of making an ass of myself

Lukas Rönnqvist


One sunny spring day, at the tender age of 25 I was out and about in my favorite place in the world, Stockholm the capital of Sweden. I was walking the streets, not really looking for anything when …

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Stella Omega

My daughter was a stay-awake baby. Sometimes, to shorten the process, we would load her in the car and drive out into the lyrical Pennsylvania countryside, watching the colors of night gather in the sky, the green trees …


A recipe for pasta with broccoli

Broccoli Florets waiting to be chopped. They need to be smaller for this pasta dishPrepare your ingredients;

Chop the Broccoli into very small florets. Smaller than these.  Figure a half-cup per serving.

Chop Garlic fine. Lots!

Chop a Cured Meat into small dice; the original was pancetta but I’ve used
Smithfield ham,
Black …