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Archive for the ‘Creative writing’ Category

‘The Spirit’ by Max Sewesky

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Everybody knows it when the Spirit rolls in.
Even from far off you can see the oiled tires spin dizzy
And hear all eight cylinders of his El Camino cry,
Screaming like the hellspray from a bombshell, terrible and alive.

‘We swore I would always keep You first’ by uncle farkus

Friday, April 1st, 2011

You have nice hair
I speak under my breath
What did you mumble? You ask
that new shampoo smells good

‘Sleepwalking’ by Josh Sorrells

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

It’s not the nicotine. I swear. It’s not the nicotine. There’s just something about the way that the cigarette crackles with every drag….

‘Shoplifting Southern City Slickers’ by Josh Sorrells

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Inhaling, the smoke–it pushes
my mind back a few seconds–
long enough to see what I missed
the first time….

‘Marigolds’ by Hannah Rabon

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Hannah Rabon

“What day is it again?” asks Celeste as she enters the dining hall with Margaret inches away from the heels of her orthopedic shoes….

‘Warschau, Warschau’ by Justine Pekalak

Friday, March 18th, 2011
Justine Pekalak

It was a little before six o’clock on an August evening. The sun slowly made its way down behind roofless skeletons silently casting long, reaching shadows on the empty, gray streets….