Creative Writing

Poem: regret

Poem: regret

breaks into you collapse your arteries, implode your bones a dollop of essence sinks, sloshing in an airy primeval goblet set with dripping stones rimming blackened edges with hot wax post – one rusty vigorous shaker black ice crawls, swirls over the glazed solid the...

Poem: grim reaper’s webs

Poem: grim reaper’s webs

webbed row-by-row, hanging from pinpoints under the sky buildings of inky grey and black, swirls melting across their borders a shadow of what-if events drained away breathless, collapse on your back muted, lolls your head, hear the monitor beep… beep… beep… kicking...

Poem: how hard it is to sleep in the middle of a life

Poem: how hard it is to sleep in the middle of a life

so many tragedies coursing through this blood, alive and electric,  haunted by Phlegethon’s unnavigable currents humming  like a razorblade pressed to skin.    when night falls: a poet, a jester, a spectator, speechless  at where your kneecaps press against...

Creative short story: Wilting

Creative short story: Wilting

Her face stands separate to mine. Strands of hair flow within the liquid of the casket, as if a plant were thriving right before my very eyes, growing in a basement lab with only the fundamentals around her. She looks at me, pale thin skin, feeble lips, and a slender;...

Fictional short story: The key to lost worlds

Fictional short story: The key to lost worlds

“Juno, 10 more minutes okay, sweetheart? You can watch the stars another night. It’s getting cold." Juno’s mother wrapped her furry pink robe tighter, sandwiching her shivering hands under the warmth of each armpit. In her mouth, she balanced an almost-exhausted...

Poem: the ocean’s lone grave

Poem: the ocean’s lone grave

graveyard of loss    battered skin with a rough dusting of salt  hangs dripping jeweled coral piercing the air from its shelter  tucked between braided waterlogged seagreen tresses  Burrowing heels between shifting mountains of sand cast storms of shells whisked...

Poem: stained jacket

Poem: stained jacket

dripping sunlight wrapped around drifting clouds golden threads shoot misty blues color yourself in happiness, brew     shatters of apple-green and blood-stained dew choked fists beats, then repeats    Spokes of buttery sparks leaves angle prints on the...

Poem: bleu

Poem: bleu

wrinkles shift beneath tattered sand bushy bristles curve in gentle slopes pointed high towards the evening sky       chirps crowd the dewy air  Mixed with the melody of a howl  hoots pierce the clouds, twisting and slipping between fluffy snow like a...

Short story: It’s a brave new world

Short story: It’s a brave new world

Editor's note: This fictional short story contains descriptions of violence and the difficulties immigrants face while migrating.  Carlo was on his way to work. The twists and turns he took through the corridors always mounted uncertainty in him. Strange, he had taken...