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Fiction & Poetry

Third Ring of Hell

    Third Ring of Hell

MICHAEL J BLAIR Perthshire, Scotland Upon walking round a corner from the station, we were faced with a scene straight out of Dante’s inferno. Small fires were burning at irregular

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A Sad Business

    A Sad Business

ERIC CHAET (original post from The 100 So-Called Poems) It’s a sad business having one’s work rejected, ignored, overlooked, forgotten & oneself underestimated no demand for what one has to offer

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Operations

    Operations

ERIC CHAET (originally posted at The 100 So-Called Poems) Shoveling snow, mowing grass, pulling weeds clearing the gutters, taking out the garbage unstopping drains & cleaning toilets— always assembling the tools &

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Something Funny

    Something Funny

ERIC CHAET (originally posted at The 100 So-Called Poems) There’s something funny ‘bout people in suits something serious, too— there’s something funny ‘bout a Friday or a Monday & something serious,

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Santa Claus Lives Down Your Street

    Santa Claus Lives Down Your Street

BRADLEY MASON HAMLIN I told her the unicorns she dreams of exist mermaids, too that crazy Santa Claus and the

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What Life Once Was

    What Life Once Was

JOHN BENNETT (originally sent to Bennett’s email list — sign up below for more) When I was a kid A.M.

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The Body & Blood of Christ

    The Body & Blood of Christ

JOHN BENNETT (originally sent out to his email list — sign up below) Father Rundberg always had me pour the

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Prison Ain’t Nothing But A State Of Mind (As Long As You’ve Got TV)

    Prison Ain’t Nothing But A State Of Mind (As Long As You’ve Got TV)

BRADLEY MASON HAMLIN for Richard William Hamlin He beat 12 out of 18 felony charges … Not bad, if it

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Secrets At Christmastime

    Secrets At Christmastime

JOHN BENNETT (originally sent out to Bennett’s email list — sign up below for more) I’ve got some secrets that

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Remembering Doug Draime

    Remembering Doug Draime

I learned the other day through John Bennett’s email list that writer Doug Draime had passed away. He was 72 years old. His wife Carol wrote: Dear John, I am

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