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Added by J. Reid on July 17, 2010 at 1:19pm —
That’s what it’s like to grow up with an alcoholic parent—walking on eggs. Shaky and uncertain at the best of times, and at any moment, for any reason or no reason at all, you can lose your balance and find yourself in a sticky mess picking sharp fragments out of your hair. Alcoholics can lose their temper over things that happened last week, last month, last year.
Sometimes, the children of… Continue
Added by Ann Mintz on July 7, 2010 at 12:30pm —
“The angel I saw – was he real?” I asked Grandmother, for in the cold dark room Mama had locked me in, a Being of Light had come to comfort me in a rush of blinding white wings.
“Angels come to good people."
“But Mama says I’m ugly.”
“Don’t believe her, my Princess" she said taking me in her arms and I breathed deep the crisp, clean scent of her saree.
Grandmother's arms had rocked me to sleep; her hands had fed me, clothed me, laid me… Continue
Added by Anita Saran on June 11, 2010 at 2:27pm —
Yes, there will be another day, flowing into years of a life and,
I will certainly be a wonderfully talented musician of the guitar, piano and violin type;
There will always - Just always be music~ and dancing.
And I will be a writer of prose and small stories;
I will be a confidant and a teacher of sorts ~ Life stuff, you know;
In a small but cheerily decorated and colored place that is my own.
Added by Bonnie on June 6, 2010 at 12:00pm —
He had spent his time in hell, sharpening his bayonet, meticulously dusting the sand out of the rifle's firing mechanism, and making damn sure he had water. If the patrol was ambushed, which he felt certain it would, he wanted to be as prepared as he could. He was a short timer, with three days to go before his unit was to re-deploy back to the states and he found himself unconciously counting the heartbeats that pounded at the walls of his chest.
The Humvees raced out of the… Continue
Added by Harold Kempka on May 16, 2010 at 2:19pm —
I’m sorry Honey, I didn’t mean it when I said your head was square. It’s not square at all. Very round edges indeed – I don’t know what I was thinking. And you don’t look a thing like Sasquatch, I mean, most men would give anything to have thick, lush hair like yours, even growing out of their back and ears. And I agree that that movie was wrong. Love means always having to say you’re sorry.
Added by Sondra Sula on April 5, 2010 at 11:59am —
And Congratulations to everyone in the new book: 6S: Word of Mouth! All submissions in the book are presented exactly as received, so you can judge along with our panel and decide which ones are YOUR… Continue
Added by Robert McEvily on March 24, 2010 at 7:59pm —
Michael lay on his back and counted his breaths, measuring their depth of inhalation and release. He tried to hold his breath for as long as he could, wondering when his allocated portion would expire. He remembered being a young boy, turning blue Continue
in defiance while holding out for a demanded packet of chips, while his mother
calmly waited for necessity to take over.
When he had leaned in to kiss…
Added by Adam Byatt on March 10, 2010 at 6:09am —
The Hairy Anthology of the year is officially live
! Featuring lots of PMM
contributors : Mark Crittenden, Erin Cole, Jodi MacArthur, Paul D Brazill
& two stories from your humble Dictator
Get it here:HOOOOOWWWWWWWWLLLLLL!
Also, PMM will be featuring a no hold barred… Continue
Added by Jason Michel on March 9, 2010 at 10:32am —
Friday July 19th - Sunday July 21st “At 7 a.m. after making secure my baggage I set off to see the old city of Quebec [...] I mounted to the Dufferin Terrace (said to be the finest promenade in the world) visited General Wolfe’s grave, the famous Chateau Frontenac, The Monuments and some of the quaint old streets.
“It was nearly 10 o'clock before our train got away from Quebec… Continue
Added by Sandra Davies on February 16, 2010 at 8:30am —
My eyes were tired. I had been reading for about four hours. First it was The Happy Hollisters and… Continue
Added by Joseph Lupoli on February 10, 2010 at 11:30am —
Don't miss Kate Pilarcik's ghostly tale of love and murder, Apparition
, at Listen to the Voices.
Added by Erin Cole on October 26, 2009 at 12:47pm —
13 Days of Horror is now on my blog, and my next guest write is from yours truly, down under:
Paul Phiilips and his excellent tale, Branded
Catch it here: Listen to the Voices
Added by Erin Cole on October 21, 2009 at 10:47am —
We all crawl around in hidden cobwebs of ourt brains searching for words and ideas that can be said as concise as possible and all the while fearing that dreaded little dot that says stop but our brain is pouring forth and will not be dictated to by this ugly little sign post and frothing over the aspect of having to hide behind a semicolon as James Joyce would testify to if he were on trial on this site which I believe his defense might be that every good idea does not need to be encumbered by… Continue
Added by Edward Dean on September 16, 2009 at 2:30pm —
I shielded my eyes for a better look at the islands in the net woven with Sterling's laser web.
I tried to distinguish between the light and its shadow but my sister, Shelley, asked, "Why?"
"I wonder about the dark places between."
"Ah, that's the shape of the wilderness. The heavy weather has battered the river's forest there. If you choose that path you will be transformed."
The tinker, tailor, soldier and spy urged me on and Le Carr closed the door, but not before Willy… Continue
Added by Vicki S. Nikolaidis on September 9, 2009 at 7:01am —
Sometimes visiting Greece is easier with a good book and our imaginations than with travel.
Here is a book I highly recommend if you are interested in Greek culture. It contains an enlightening and unique look at Greek modern theater and offers a better understanding of the people in Crete as well as in the rest of Greece.
Dr. Constantinidis in his preface explains, “Since ancient times Greek drama had presented memorable examples of how private and public affairs are intertwined to… Continue
Added by Vicki S. Nikolaidis on August 20, 2009 at 3:30pm —
It was my daughter’s birthday and I watched her twist and sway to the noise that could only be called music in the loosest of definitions. I knew that I was in danger of becoming my father, but my saving grace was that I had yet to actually articulate my low opinion on the quality of this band. I wanted to understand, I truly did, but it was difficult because I couldn’t comprehend more than three consecutive words of their non-rhyming lyrics at any given moment. Still my daughter was enjoying… Continue
Added by Doug McIntire on June 21, 2009 at 10:10am —
Contractor: “Let me get this straight – you want to design a home based on your dreams?” he asked with a smile mismatching his eyes.
Wife: “Yes, to help us attract success,” the woman replied, thickets of mascara batted like snow-clumped wipers.
Contractor: “Alright, I’ll start with you sir; what is your dream?”
Husband: “Creatin’ body art – henna… tattoo… body-piercing,” he replied with lively,… Continue
Added by Erin Cole on May 11, 2009 at 8:53pm —
I found it curious that both my computer and I were infected with a virus.
I ran Norton’s Antivirus scan, removing the threats and wishing I could do the same to myself, imagining it would be like some Star Trek cylinder chamber I would step into where rays of light would probe my cellular composition, searching for destructive organisms and efficiently trashing them into a cyberspace void.
Rather, I was going to have to rely on the millions of years of evolutionary… Continue
Added by Erin Cole on May 7, 2009 at 2:23pm —
You told the cops she committed suicide with your gun on a first date, oh Phil why, I know you are so crazy but why oh why did you kill The Barbarian Queen?
Growing up I played handball against your wall of sound, Phil, and even dressed like you, my sister cut my hair styled and layered long like yours, my Mother cut down my thrift store suits to be Edwardian and slim like yours.
But it was the music that mattered most of all, Phil, it changed how I played, and how I… Continue
Added by Doug Mathewson on April 20, 2009 at 8:30am —