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So Sings the Siren

by on Oct 12, 2017 in Short Fiction | 6 comments

2017 Stoker Award Nominee 1,000 Words You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid. ― Franz Kafka   When the woman moved forward...

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by on Mar 3, 2016 in Poetry | 5 comments

I will strip you bare.   And I won’t stop at skin. You can still hide a lot beneath skin.   And what about this thin layer of muscle, quivering and flexing beneath my gaze? That, too, must go.   And what of this strange cage made of bones, curved like sideways teeth around your reality?...

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Maxwell’s Demon

by on Jan 28, 2016 in Poetry | 2 comments

sits dangling his tiny legs (because his feet can’t reach) as he ushers us in and out. We are sorted casually: hot and cold fast and slow bad and good but we don’t mind; we would have spent that energy anyway, running to the grocery store making love writing free verse so we let him...

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