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1 vote   18 readings 5 min
My therapist tells me not to be a robot. But that’s the tricky thing, isn’t it? Robots can be programmed to do anything. Man, is fallible.
Rickety rattles from my screen door as it swings ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
1 vote   7 readings 1 min
I went to Philadelphia to see the house that I grew up in.
It’s being demolished to make room... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Poetry
15 votes   76 readings 5 min
“You know,” my best friend, Maggie, leaned forward in that same enticing way a child does while passing along a secret.

She was always starting her thoughts off like that. You know? ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
0 vote   5 readings 5 min
“What if they come for her?” cried Zarina frantically.
Zarius pointed at the door of the orphanage, “We just have to trust them.”
Zarius put down his daughter at the steps of the ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
0 vote   3 readings 5 min

Colfax

Cal, ago

She repeats the word slowly, tonguing it, pushed from one side of her mouth to the other, the taste enough to offend, and yet still, she finds herself curious of the flavor’s true origin.
... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
0 vote   11 readings 5 min
At one point in time, there was a Captain. Fierce and right as rain, she tore down any path set before her again and again. Never would she go without a plan, never would she lose sight of a prize. ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
12 votes   80 readings 3 min
We are creatures of learning, each molded into an individual by our experiences and traditions. But I am more than a culture or experience. I am anything I wish to be: an athlete, a bookworm, an ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
0 vote   18 readings 3 min
I love it when women speak to me

kindly in languages I do not know. A silent dragonfly... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Poetry
0 vote   5 readings 1 min
I knew I fell for you
When I began to like the color pink.
I wanted it around me, on ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Poetry
0 vote   12 readings 1 min
You were my everything
And I say that in the past tense but,
that doesn’t necessarily... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Poetry
0 vote   6 readings 1 min

anew

Anthony Gatta, ago

let’s go

let’s find those streets without a name

those back alleys covered... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Poetry
5 votes   57 readings 1 min

Eyes Wide Shut

Shrofo, ago

We don’t realize we are being excluded, we are 9 years old and although we feel sad,
we ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Poetry
1 vote   22 readings 3 min
What Would You Do?
If you caught the wind in your hand, what would you do with it?
Would ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Poetry
0 vote   5 readings 1 min

Inside Out

Srujanika, ago

Just when I think it’ll be another sleepless night
Your strength, your warmth; you hold me... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Poetry
0 vote   2 readings 1 min
Looking at the stars I see light in constellation
Smiling with joy while showing my ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Poetry
0 vote   8 readings 5 min
Everyone I know and love is insane. My dearest friends are always joining the army, the CIA, the mafia, the Socialists, the Nazis, or the Greens. If I only *like* people, they ask me to defend the ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
1 vote   70 readings 3 min
The dark pressed back, accompanied by the endless presence of the crisp winter air. It was New Years Eve, and the year 1995 was approaching fast. There they lay, Erik and his proud grandson, ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
2 votes   5 readings 1 min
My pop then handed me the knife. His right on the blade, his left gripping my fingers around the handle. “Hold it firm and steady. Look it in the eye, but don’t hesitate,” he instructed as his ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story