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I Don’t Know What This Was, But I Did It

I don’t know if it’s poetry When the words tumble out without a care for paragraphs or punctuation I don’t know if it’s art When my fingers hit the keys before my brain knows what I’m going to write I … Continue reading

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400 Years of Literary Smackdown

Wordsworth makes my words worthless And I’m thoroughly unlike Thoreau I can’t make the words sing like King Can’t toss a phrase like Rabelais or catch it like Pratchett I was vain to claim to write in the same vein … Continue reading

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I Am Envious Of Your Pens

Sometimes you have to be honest about your shortcomings. I know what they say…it’s not how much you’re born with, it’s how you use it. That sounds nice and all, but it still feels patronizing. And I know women say … Continue reading

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Drinking Solution

Jim’s friends told him that he had a drinking problem, which was not strictly true. Jim had a drinking solution. His problem was the screams. “What will it be?” asked the bartender, a round, ruddy man, whose hair had given … Continue reading

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Nothing Turns Me On Like Sexy, Sexy Viscount Love

You learn a lot of weird things working in a library. This week I learned that there is a very dedicated readership for paperback romance novels dealing with the varying degrees of European nobility. This I learned upon seeing a … Continue reading

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Freewriting #1, A Concerto In The Key Of Q

Sometimes I need to say something And not like I have something I need to say, some burning churning turning on the tongue fighting to get out, biting to get out, kicking and screaming for voice in the open and … Continue reading

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You’ll Never Believe What THIS Penguin Did At Their Wedding! So Embarrassing!

I’m getting really sick of these titles. But apparently they’re what gets our attention now. I open my browser and see dozens of links to articles telling me You’ll Be Amazed At This One Quick Trick She Uses To Save Thousands! … Continue reading

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Little Voices in the Ocean

The news spread like wildfire across the globe. Man’s purpose had been found, and that purpose was to glorify God. The artists leapt for joy. They were vindicated at last! They were not idlers at all—they merely had years of … Continue reading

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Writers Block with Dick and Jane!

See Jane. See Jane run. Run, Jane, run. Why? Run where? Why are you running, Jane? What’s your motivation, Jane? Stupid. See Writer. See Writer erase. Start over, Writer, start over. See Dick. Ew. Erase, Writer, erase. See Dick run. … Continue reading

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Manifesto For The Uncensored

It was after 1984 when I read the novel of the same name, hiding under the covers, reading by the dying light of a 50-cent flashlight as Winston and Julia performed more unspeakable acts under their own sheets; Winston apprehensive … Continue reading

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