Authors

Poem of the Week

It’s wrong to say the lightning is pink is nothing other than to say it’s not.

Poem of the Week

Like a bird with a broken wing I will smudge the line of the hopscotch.

Poetry

Through the dark, we say, through the dark: but do we ever really know?

Poem of the Week

You smile into the phone static, the breath of your beloved.

Poem of the Week

We caress the rough. Sensuous, delectable, and yet sorrowful.

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Story of the Week

There was a shout, then a shot fired. I pressed the shutter again and again.

Poetry

The underworld reached out for your hand and found payment.

Story of the Week

The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.

Poetry

I am veins and breath, the entrance the world passes through.

Poem of the Week

I thought my body was mine until it a map anyone could use.

Poetry

The city is lit with all its lights. I’m up in the air. It is yes until I die.

Story of the Week

I managed to talk sensible Alice into a little pink outfit and high heels.

Features

Reviewers are curs and their opinions are not to be taken seriously.

Poem of the Week

I walk across the fields with only a few young cows for company.

Story of the Week

I looked into their eyes and loved them, and wished to God I was dead.

Nonfiction

I’ve never heard of Badgley Mischka (A person? Two people? Man?)

Features

Lynn Ahrens

Nonfiction

My first true love was Underwood, my mother’s typewriter.

Nonfiction

There isn’t a nice Jewish boy in sight—not that I’m looking for one.

Narrative Taste

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

Nonfiction

I’m a theatrical lyricist. I would never choose to look fat in public.

Narrative 10

Try never to repeat rhymes, not once in an entire show. It tires the ear.

Nonfiction

We’re all trying, in our own ways, to parse what we may have done wrong.

Nonfiction

I don’t need to consult a healer to feel the aura glowing around us.

Poem of the Week

Every step I’ve taken has been from one tongue to another.

Narrative “Tell Me A Story” High School Contest

My grandfather has a space where the tip of his thumb should be.

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Poem of the Week

Like lions in cages, women like me dream . . . of freedom . . .

Poem of the Week

She bequeathed her children a mother who dreams and smiles.

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Story of the Week

You knelt down to kiss her, avoiding, of course, the wound at her brow.

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Poem of the Week

With these fingers, afraid and aware, I stroke your delicate skin.

Poem of the Week

Lure, yes, you would know how to catch and clean such a thing.

Six-Word Stories

The Human Comedy: Four new six-word stories by Sherman Alexie.

iStories

Marie was Indian, and everything Indian required patience.

Poetry

Is anybody out there? Nobody answered, and I felt archaic as prayer.

Poem of the Week

The woman one row in front of me was an epic series of curves.

iPoems

May your wife remove her shirt and have an affair with a tornado.

Six-Word Stories

Sherman Alexie

Six-Word Stories

These six-worders work in a strict three-act structure, like screenplays.

Fiction

I needed a paycheck a lot more than I needed to be kissed.

Poem of the Week

We did not know at the moment of parting that it was a parting.

Poem of the Week

Neither fame nor wealth could provide consolation for life’s brevity.

Narrative Outloud

I ask that now I be allowed to see the one my vision has been denied.

Poem of the Week

I answered, blood rushing like the shadow cast by a cloud of starlings.

Poem of the Week

Claim to be Choctaw or Cherokee. Claim to be a princess too.

Poem of the Week

There is something on my mind rushing up as river in a locked car.

Poetry

Don’t send me home without a round of applause if not a title.

Story of the Week

Ella knew she hadn’t hurt Sebastian, but she knew she’d betrayed him.

Poetry

Our cocoa is gone and our dreams are being eaten by mice.

Poem of the Week

I’ll see you on the sea, they say, but then they float past on a raft

Narrative “Tell Me A Story” High School Contest

Soon I will walk up those same back steps the police took by force.

Narrative “Tell Me A Story” High School Contest
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Nonfiction

We never really had what might be considered a normal conversation.

Classics

He got his wife off a German farmer, for whom he went to work one day.

Story of the Week

The story of Wing Biddlebaum’s hands is worth a book in itself.

Story of the Week

Americans have always a kind of tenderness for cheat.

Classics

There’s something I saw at the race meeting I can’t figure out.

Narrative “Tell Me A Story” High School Contest

Time stops as the ball rolls tantalizingly around the rim.

Story of the Week

It was enough to make the most hardened veteran drop his guard.

Story of the Week

Instead, she stares right at us, her shoulder half-naked in broad daylight.

Story of the Week

“Then I can promise to kill either of you if I ever see you again.”

Poem of the Week

He phones from across the country after lying in the grass with another.

Story of the Week

If you can be seen, you can be killed. No-man’s-land is everyman’s land.

Fiction

Ralph’s children had believed Christine was just after his money.

Poetry

My shadow feels my company, my stepping as he steps.

Poem of the Week

I eat what’s in front of me, as all great men do. Some wouldn’t, but I do.

Poem of the Week

I know what my promises are worth, know the worth of material things.

Narrative Outloud

I eat what’s in front of me, as all great men do. Some wouldn’t, but I do.

Poem of the Week

We see how tired you are as you lean on your rifle or your shovel.

Poem of the Week

Ajax can answer all this killing only with the killing of himself.

Poem of the Week

Burly Viking raiders are standing in the coffee line, sharing pickles.

Poetry

A landscape values people at the level that it values other things.

Cartoons

When I grow up I want to be one of the horses of the Apocalypse.

Cartoons

This book club has rules, Carolyn. Everyone HAS to read the book!

Cartoons

The financial plan works if we eat 40% of the kids before college.

Cartoons

And up ahead you'll see some jagged rocks that will kill us.

Cartoons

Don’t worry. I’ve performed this procedure hundreds of times.

Cartoons

“Stop looking at women’s magazines and call me in the morning.”

Cartoons

He’s become insufferable since that MacArthur fellowship.

Cartoons

“I wish my father was alive to see how lazy I could really be.”

Cartoons

New cartoon from Mick Stevens: “It’s hardly worth the trouble tonight.”

Cartoons

“No, actually you are very different from the women I usually date.”

Cartoons

See no evil, hear no evil, speak
no evil, eat a banana.

Cartoons

New cartoons by Le Lievre, Warp, Piccolo, Leavitt, and Sipress.

Cartoons

Great new cartoons by Feggo, Katz, LeLievre, Sipress, and Stevens.

Cartoons

Great new cartoons by Conklin, Levin, Stevens, Vey, and Warp.

Cartoons

New cartoons from P. C. Vey, Shannon Wheeler, Pete Mueller, and more!

Cartoons

New cartoons from Arnold Levin, Mira Scharf, David Sipress, and more!

Cartoons

New cartoons from Lydia Conklin, Rina Piccolo, Zachary Kanin, and more!

Cartoons

New cartoons from Chris Weyant, Joe Dator, P. C. Vey, and more!

Cartoons

New cartoons from Mary Lawton, Joe Dator, Rina Piccolo, and more!

Cartoons

New cartoons from Glen Le Lievre, John Leavitt, P. C. Vey, and more!

Cartoons

New cartoons from Rina Piccolo, Arnold Levin, Joe Dator, and more!

Cartoons

New cartoons from Rina Piccolo, Emily Flake, Joe Dator, and more!

Cartoons

New cartoons from P. C. Vey, Mick Stevens, Arnold Levin, and more!

Cartoons

New cartoons from P. C. Vey, Liza Donnelly, Joe Dator, and more!

Cartoons

New cartoons from Rina Piccolo, J. C. Duffy, Bob Eckstein, and more!

Cartoons

New cartoons from Ken Krimstein, Kim Warp, David Sipress, and more!

Cartoons

New cartoons from Kim Warp, Liza Donnelly, David Sipress, and more!

Cartoons

New cartoons from Ken Krimstein, Lydia Conklin, Farley Katz, and more!

Cartoons

New cartoons from Rina Piccolo, Arnold Levin, Farley Katz, and more!

Photography & Art

A stunning collection from fourteen emerging photographers.

Cartoons

New cartoons from P. C. Vey, Rina Piccolo, Kim Warp, and more!

Cartoons

Cartoons from Kim Warp, Glen Le Lievre, P. C. Vey and more!

Cartoons

Cartoons from Glen Le Lievre, Shannon Wheeler, P.C. Vey and more!

Cartoons

Cartoons from Kim Warp, David Sipress, Mick Stevens, and more!

Cartoons

More cartoons from P. C. Vey, Liza Donnelly, and Rina Piccolo!

Cartoons

New cartoons from Glen Le Lievre, Lydia Conklin, and P. C. Vey!

Cartoons

More cartoons from P. C. Vey, Pete Mueller, and Joe Dator!

Cartoons

New cartoons from Glen LeLievre, Liza Donnelly, and more!

Cartoons

We'd see them more, but your father and I aren't much for traveling.

Cartoons

Betty Noir turns a trip to the post office into gripping melodrama.

Fiction

You don’t feel anything when they cut you, not at first, just the blood.

Winter Contest Winners

Ten years ago, when I was in college, my father divorced my mother and said he wanted me to become responsible for her. That is why I fled to Italy.

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Interviews

You quickly find nothing interests people so much as themselves.

Interviews - Audio/Video

If you’re not having fun, then there isn’t a big impetus to stay alive.

Classics

The Interests of a writer and the interests of his readers are never...

Classics

Literary gatherings are a nightmare because writers have no shop talk.

Narrative Outloud

Carol Edgarian

Features

My advice can be succinctly expressed in three words: Persist, persist, persist!

Features

Getting answers is easy. The difficult thing is knowing the right questions.

Story of the Week

If the kind hearts had fat purses, how much better everything would go!

Story of the Week

“I love you” is always a quotation. You did not say it first.

Story of the Week

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.

Story of the Week

I am always hungry & wanting to have sex. This is a fact.

Features

If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.

Story of the Week

The rich man adorns himself and the elegant man gets dressed.

Story of the Week

Having a sister or a friend is like sitting at night in a lighted house.

Story of the Week

Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.

Poem of the Week

We’ve seen the news. We know the story. How even our bodies hurt us.