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“Hot Dish Seeks New Church Picnic,” “Plain Jane Unchained,” and “Peer Pressure, Circa 1977”

hot dish seeks new church picnic Hunger is cold, but appetite is hot--- she got hot and had to hide it. (Here’s the church…) So she made a wall to…


The White Swan

I want you to picture in your mind a large room filled with intelligent, witty, charming, and attractive people, much like yourself. It is a theater…


Terror House Radio, Episode #42: Norwedgie

On this episode of Terror House Radio, Matt Forney and Bryden Proctor go solo to talk about spanking kids in public schools, the presidential…


The Legend of Forenia: The Twilight Kingdom — Chapter 7

Grancaliga sat on the wooden throne as the great hall filled with soldiers prechosen to participate in the deification ceremony. His long gray cape…


Rose on Poe’s Grave

"I wish I could write as mysteriously as a cat." --- Edgar Allan Poe The door was blown ajar, papers tossed with red leaves as if by a yearning sigh…


As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us

Dottie Lamer was not one of those fervent Christians who forgave the convict in jail who killed their loved one. No; she wasn’t about to forgive the…


“Let’s Not,” “A Poem Written After Viewing Several YouTube Videos of Poets Reading Their Precious Works,” “Facebook Conversation with a Small Press Editor After 22-and-a-Half Cans of Beer,” and Other Poems

Let's Not Let’s not be melodramatic let’s not wear turtlenecks in the sun or scuff our boots on purpose let’s not stand at the podium and apologize…


Accordion Plan, Part 2

“It’s all the same conversations. The same words and ideas keep reappearing everywhere…confident, monotonous repetition is mind control.” “I’ll give…


“Holiday Blitzed,” “Night Lizards,” and “Haibun Cannabinoid Cruise Control”

Holiday Blitzed by Jordan Trethewey and Ryan Quinn Flanagan Marveling at sparkly gewgaws dangling from branches of an unfolded faux fir tree,…


The Shadow of That Hideous Strength

When I found a dead crab outside my door, it made me wonder. A fly or a spider or something I could have dismissed easily, but a crab? A crab seemed…