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earl-merkel's picture
Apr.05.2013
My smartphone informs me that I just "missed" three calls. Sorry, callers. I was doing a bit of light cleaning around my humble abode... and the...
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michael-seidel's picture
Apr.05.2013
The weather has changed. It's not a gorgeous day but something has happened. Hard rain bathed the world last night.  Emeralds and jades have...
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lauren-lise-baratz-logsted's picture
Apr.05.2013
  The Moment Agent 3 Told Me What He Thought Of The Thin Pink Line: He said he thought it was very funny but he wasn’t interested in...
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pat-perrin's picture
Apr.05.2013
When my teenage daughter broke up with her boyfriend recently, her Awesome Grandma sent her a t-shirt with this slogan:  A WOMAN NEEDS A MAN...
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chris-rodell's picture
Apr.05.2013
(1,020 words) I’m hoping today’s Happy Hour will go better than last Friday’s and it will if Dave implements an idea I’ve been hounding him over for...
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michael-thomas-barry's picture
Apr.05.2013
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john-knoerle's picture
Apr.05.2013
I’ve had fun compiling favorite lines from hardboiled fiction and the films noir. People seem to enjoy the effort. So I says to myself, hey, do some...
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john-knoerle's picture
Apr.05.2013
I’ve had fun compiling favorite lines from hardboiled fiction and the films noir. People seem to enjoy the effort. So I says to myself, hey, do some...
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farzana-versey's picture
Apr.05.2013
  Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s screenplays did not scream, or even appear to make profound statements. The sorrow was matter-of-fact. It took me a...
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sean-jackson's picture
Apr.05.2013
  Let’s say our guy is Thom, and he is a thin white duke on his way to adulthood and independence. Our guy Thom looks like he has a decent brain...
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hasmukh-amathalal's picture
Feb.29.2012
  Smile can change a world From hostile reaction to agreeable fold Where you feel at home with warm welcome As new life has emerged from...
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hasmukh-amathalal's picture
Mar.01.2012
Have we become insensible? Intolerant and indefensible Immature expression of hate and anger Leading whole of mankind into zone of danger   We...
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christopher-hudson's picture
Mar.08.2012
  "So, what did you say?"   "I told her you were in Las Vegas."    Uncle Billy winced. "You told her I was in Vegas ... you didn'...
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robert-siciliano's picture
Mar.13.2012
Over the past 15 years, the increasingly rapid evolution of technology has resulted in new computers or mobile phones becoming outdated in a matter...
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michael-seidel's picture
Mar.14.2012
Mr Smith resigned from Goldman Sachs and posted a NYT Op-Ed comment about why.  I think he spoke for many when he addressed the change in...
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hasmukh-amathalal's picture
Mar.19.2012
I saw her completely shaken Mentally unstable and bodily broken As if hell was let loose on her Whole world was for her to bother   No doubt...
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maria-badillo's picture
Apr.06.2012
No matter the song, everything sounds better when there is a key change.
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kathleen-heady's picture
Apr.25.2012
"There is no happiness in love, except at the endof an English novel." (Anthony Trollope in Barchester Towers) The passage through Dover...
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andrew-silver's picture
Apr.25.2012
Train Dreams was the only book of the three nominated for a Pulitzer that I read.  Well written, as Denis Johnson's books usually are, this...
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michael-seidel's picture
May.04.2012
Love sharing success stories about friends and writers.  Friend Becky and I had dinner last night to discuss life and writing. She'd just...
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