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  1. Clouded Purity 2. The Trial

    By Cynus, in Fiction. 04/25/2018 (Updated: 06/23/2018)

    Eight centuries before Salidar thulu-Khant's reign, the world was much different. Technology, not magic, defined the world, though political machinations and civil unrest had pushed the world to the edge of destruction. Two young men, embark on a journey of self-discovery while dealing with the consequences of a broken society. Meanwhile, an ancient force seeks to unleash a Trial of Destruction on the world.

  2. Frankie Fey

    By Rigby Taylor, in Fiction. 05/19/2018 (Updated: 06/23/2018)

    Frankie approaches life head on with a logical brain and healthy contempt for everyone not as smart as him, so his life isn't straightforward. After coping with a family death, abduction, theatrical success, evil property developers, gender-equality fanatics, con-men and women… a trip to a Himalayan monastery goes very, very wrong. Worse, the young men he meets are not what they seem. But Frankie enjoys his life and never complains - a true hero, strong, honest, decent, clear-thinking and not too bad looking, so surely one of the young men he befriends will turn out to be his equal?

  3. Translation Trashbin 7. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 10/20/2017 (Updated: 06/21/2018)

    A receptacle for my attempts at translating other poets’ work.

  4. Campfires and Starlight - a novella

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 06/04/2018 (Updated: 06/18/2018)

    Remembering summer nights and lakeside settings, best friends come together to renew their camping traditions one year after graduating high school. Lee is nervous his drunken coming out via Skype has ruined everything. But an invite and the glimmer of hope they can repair their friendship is impossible for him to turn down, especially after Lee spent a lonely year at college.

  5. Somewhere a Life with You

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 06/09/2018 (Updated: 06/12/2018)

    I post this two part Whitman-based cantata in celebration of Pride Month.

  6. Pride Month, and other Haibun

    By AC Benus, in Non-Fiction. 06/11/2017 (Updated: 06/10/2018)

    Pieces combining sections of prose and poetry

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  7. A Man in a Room, and other poems 6. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 09/01/2016 (Updated: 06/02/2018)

    poems written when I was 21 years old

  8. Dinner is Prompt-ly at Eight

    By Cole Matthews, in Fiction. 06/02/2014 (Updated: 06/01/2018)

    My responses to prompts that intrigue me...

  9. Mojo

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 01/03/2018 (Updated: 05/29/2018)

    In this send-up of Trump's America, grifters, drifters; liars, cheats and lovers; rapscallions and wags; pathicks, punks and pornstars all collide in a SoCal, Vegas and Baja California adventure to restore one man's sacred libido.

    But will he still have his twink boyfriend by the end of it…?

  10. Snowflake: A Love Story

    By MrM, in Fiction. 02/25/2015 (Updated: 05/27/2018)

    Brian Chesney is going on a ski trip. What he finds on his trip will change his life forever.

  11. Headstall's Reflections

    By Headstall, in Non-Fiction. 12/07/2015 (Updated: 05/21/2018)

    Reflections of the past, realities of the present, and hopes for the future. These aren't prompts, and anything could wind up here, from poetry to monologues. It's all about words, and the forms they lead us to.

  12. Fidel

    By Rigby Taylor, in Fiction. 04/26/2018 (Updated: 05/10/2018)

    Fifteen year-old Fidel runs away to the city where he falls into trouble, then falls out again and then is too busy living to notice a quiet political revolution. He and his friends fall foul of the new government and, after a series of adventures, excitements and horrifying experiences, work out how to live, what to value and how to survive during a reign of terror that it seems is not going to end.

  13. My Twentieth Year 4. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 01/10/2016 (Updated: 04/17/2018)

    verse written in a pivotal year for me

  14. Twenty-Two Early Poems 3. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 09/07/2015 (Updated: 04/16/2018)

    written from ages fourteen to nineteen

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