The Great Artist by Martha Magenta

  We sit and watch the perfect day’s end. Pageants of color as the sun descends, Floats precarious with sanguine glow. Flourishes of light, love and life bestows, Paints the evening sky with wanton hues, Crimson, scarlet, yellow, and blue. The flamboyant artist thus emblazons Heaven, then dips below the horizon. Painting iridescent waves of […]

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Jens Morrison, Part Two

Response to Writing Prompt Forty-One: It’s days like this, with snow blanketing roof tops and threads of smoke slipping out of chimneys, that I remember why I left this godforsaken place. “The humans moved into an area they were unprepared for. Our lands. It is suitable for us, not their weak kind. But they bring […]

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Surveillance by Mary T. Bradford

Response to Writing Prompt Thirty-Three: A blue canal. Three boats. White marble walls. And you.   It’s my turn to watch the suspicious goings on down at the canal, like a stalk out. Three boats and two barges are docked. At least from my vantage point I can see the main boat in question. It […]

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A Day in the Life by Tegon Maus

Much to my embarrassment…  I was arrested today. It all began in the electrical isle at the Home Depot. I was buying the material to change out an electrical service. A key component to this task is a weather mast… a ten foot long, forty pound steel pipe.   This was the trigger to my […]

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Spotlight: Debs DiGiorgio

Response to Writing Prompt Thirty-Four: A palace, lost among the jungle weeds, spiraled upward toward the sky like so many mountains. A palace, lost among jungle weeds, spiraled upward toward the sky like so many mountains. The once elegant home to the emperor had taken on a whole new kind of grandeur, by my way […]

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Chris Bourgoin

I want to tie you to my mindChain you to my thoughtsLove is blind they sayAnd I can’t see a thing So in the dark I findThose feelings I forgotYour heartbeat paves the wayA sweet melodic ring Such rhythm soothes my soulPaints portraits in my headWarms my eyes to tearsAnd leaves me without breath I […]

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Audrey Gay

Response to Writing Prompt Thirty: Smoke whistled through his two front teeth. White like china, like the stars reflecting in his eyes. Hardy teeth of a desert wanderer. I knew so many things about him just by looking at his teeth. I knew that he was strong and tough and I knew that he was mean. […]

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Valuation by Jason Grossberg

Response to Writing Prompt Twenty Six: Three steps up the clay staircase to a cobalt door. A brass knocker, a brass door knob. And inside the woman who stole my bag. I mean, the artist that stole my bag.  At least I think I do. I climb the steps with trepidation and confusion and all the uncertainty and ambiguity… […]

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Karma by T.K. Geering

Desperate for a fix of crack I’m out walking the dark streets needing to subsidize my habit. There are no free lunches these days so I pull my jacket collar tighter around my neck and my woolen hat down with a firm resolve. They offer some protection against the bitter northerly wind. My hands are shoved in […]

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Spotlight: Jens Morrison

Inspired by Writing Prompt Twenty-Seven: The distance was trivial on paper, but the expanse of an entire sea kept me from her golden hair and violet eyes. My lips grew bitter from the journey. “You’re thinking out loud again” she said, from the other side of the puddle. “Drat! Curse these seas, I shall have […]

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