Stories

The signs of destruction confirm his apocalyptic suspicions, but they also satisfy his desire to “get it all over with.”

iStories

Howard found himself dancing the merengue with a buxom Puerto Rican.

At fifteen, Sam is becoming wise to the ambiguities of the world. And at fifteen, she can’t yet accept them.

Story of the Week

Her name sprang to my lips in strange prayers and praises.

Story of the Week

I tried mightily, but no longer could I ladle those ancient words into the air.

Narrative Outloud

The girl marched directly up to me, glaring, and said, “You hit my dog.”

iPoems

Bone unspools its musculature to the crush of atmosphere.

N30B Winners

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Story of the Week

The elevator inside him begins to fall with dizzying speed.

Poem of the Week

When push comes to shove, I can get downright Aeolian on you, son.

iPoems

The first time we love, how tight we hang on to keep from drowning.

Fiction

The pillow into which her face was turned muffled her voice.

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Poem of the Week

Tears sometimes come in a bottle. Open and apply several times daily.

Narrative “Tell Me A Story” High School Contest

Women should hate it when people whistle at their backs as they walk past.

Nonfiction

Later, in a sudden about-face, she gives herself to him entirely.

Story of the Week

I didn’t trust her. Relationships like ours aren’t built on trust.

Poem of the Week

When she sleeps, Shakespeare writes one more sonnet we’ll never read.

Story of the Week

Children are never old enough to understand their parents’ affairs.

Poem of the Week

The five notes, slowly, over & over, and with some light intent.

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Story of the Week

He knows what she’s seeking, and he knows she won’t find it.

Story of the Week

I grew accustomed to seeing the sun rise and set from the school.

Story of the Week

He’s weirdly hard to pay attention to, even when he’s threatening you.

Poem of the Week

I only feel that here, only here, in this one place, a small rise.

Nonfiction

Why do girls want to cheerlead? Don’t they know it objectifies women?

Narrative Taste

Why kill something so mild-mannered, entertaining, and sociable?

Fiction

Suddenly, all of the past seemed now like the same endless race.

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Story of the Week

Sleepy and pensive, July succumbed to the day’s isolating heat.

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First & Second Looks

Now the ashes were real, the pepper trees reduced to stubs.

Poetry

He doesn’t notice the cop car rolling slow-motion into the station.

Poetry

This must be what it’s like to be seen by God as we inch toward the infinite.