They Are Seen By Me

By Jim Bates I really do see them, The souls of my dear loved ones, In the form of fluttering butterflies, Dancing across a sunny summer sky, Or in the colorful flowers blooming, Along the paths we walk, The roads less traveled. I see them dipping and diving, Like gulls and terns, Flying free and … Continue reading They Are Seen By Me

No Longer Hungry and Other Flash Non-Fiction

By Jeffrey Zable NO LONGER HUNGRY I walk into this sandwich place I’ve been to once before and notice immediately that all the tables are taken except one near the back. So I quickly walk to the counter to order a sandwich so that I can get that table before anyone else. I order my … Continue reading No Longer Hungry and Other Flash Non-Fiction

Capital Disappointment and Signs

By Arianna Sebo CAPITAL DISAPPOINTMENT Scissor Wizards hair whizzers extraordinaire buzzers and bleachers braiders and curlers lady with headphones greets me at the door she barely acknowledges I’m wearing no clothes she must be listening to a soap opera on those phones I watch her eyebrows flicker and twitch like a newly born caterpillar I … Continue reading Capital Disappointment and Signs

The Tourists of Sargasso Sea and Other Poems

By Thomas Page   The Tourists of the Sargasso Sea  Marine biologists have been baffled by the Sargasso Sea’s tubular tourists— The eel.    The eel  Seem to be the true  Sexless  Ageless  Birthless  Originless creature swimming along the warm streams.    They have baffled the likes of philosophers and psychoanalysts  With their knavish resistance … Continue reading The Tourists of Sargasso Sea and Other Poems

Pratt Street, Baltimore: A Nonfiction Story

By George Keyes There are several famous courses and stores along Pratt Street that seems to carry a common railroad myth to the Western Hemisphere. There is the link to the historical traffic at the Mount Clare Station near of Pratt and Poppleton Streets that was the first  full-fledged railroad depot in the entire country … Continue reading Pratt Street, Baltimore: A Nonfiction Story

Contrasts, Opposites, and the Need to be Different

By Alex Andy Phuong A prevalent theme in literature and poetry is the idea of opposites.  Famous examples include Marianne and Elinor Dashwood in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, and various character foils in novels like Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations.  Because it is such an effective technique, contrasting ideas have the ability to reveal universal … Continue reading Contrasts, Opposites, and the Need to be Different