5   250 readings 5 min
They stood at the end of the tobacco row, just beyond where the north end of the field met the woods. They stood in the shadows, perfectly still, watching only her. They reminded her of deer: ... [+]

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13   752 readings 5 min

Slomp

Mim Eichmann, ago

Ain’t no such word as “slomp” Jessey had scolded me just yesterday. But a crawdad pokin’ outta the deep mud ditch alongside the river always made kind of a slomp sound to my ears. That’s... [+]

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5   648 readings 3 min
He would have to settle for an unmarked grave, if you could call it that, and his bleached white bones, stripped clean by wild dogs in a dry riverbed on the outskirts of Kabul, not unlike the one ... [+]

PSU New beginnings
20   1516 readings 1 min

Venom

Allison Midgett, ago

How does one god kill another? I contemplate this as I sit perched on my web, tucked beneath the shadow of the birdbath. He makes his rounds, scrupulously inspecting each row of tulips before ... [+]

PSU New beginnings
5   654 readings 1 min
I am the superhero of the supermarket. Shoppers look at me oddly as I dodge through the produce section or cut down the pasta aisle. But I help those in need—the blind guy who shops by himself, ... [+]

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4   328 readings 1 min

The Capital

Mhingston, ago

He had a diploma. He had ideas. He had time on his hands. He started a blog.

He had the knack. He followed the conversations. He enjoyed the process. He wrote strong entries with weak ... [+]

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3   861 readings 3 min
Her nose knew this smell. The people. The men. Men. Men took the trees. Men made them hot and orange. Men would touch the trees to make them glow in the night. The trees began a new life that ... [+]

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4   1061 readings 3 min

Rainbows

Erica Johnson, ago

Light peeks through the stain glass window in front of our small crawl-space attic, creating rainbows on the walls in our living room. I stand at the front door overlooking the sunlit street that ... [+]

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2   1149 readings 3 min

The Phoenix

J.P., ago

I stare at the sky and all of its colors and shades, lights and darks, reds and yellows within its deep blue. The sun elongates the shadows created by my body and my black ‘77 Trans-Am parked on... [+]

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16   812 readings 3 min
“Her moodiness...” my mother says in a loud whisper to Aunt Arlene. “It’s those teenage hormones.”
I glare at the back of her head. She’d be moody too if she ... [+]

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Elise finally succumbed to exhaustion just as the plane was circling Schiphol Airport. She was flying from New York to Amsterdam to visit an aging uncle. Elise had never left the U.S. before, had ... [+]

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