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from Issue #6: Poetry by Iain Britton


Leonardo’s spaceman

from city sleep

………..the night’s long shadows

……crawl inwards /……late walkers

…………….stumble home

the cat in dog’s fur / listens for owls… 634 more words

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from Issue #6: Poetry by Elizabeth Smither



Six dozen oysters on the half-shell
in ice in a beaded champagne bucket
saved for from the housekeeping

now at the centre of the banquet table… 572 more words

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Welcome to Vending Machine Press Issue 6

Dear Readers,

Welcome to the new issue of Vending Machine Press. We would to thank everyone in the writing community for being so kind to us in our rookie year. 125 more words

Short Stories

Cardboard City by Paul Tristram

The Winter winds blow cold and hard
under the desolate railway bridge
but at least he won’t be waking up
to a policeman urinating upon him… 222 more words


Patience, Dear by Ira Herbold

I am waiting in a darkened room,
facing the door, hands on knees.
I am waiting for Christianity
to seem plausible.

I am waiting for certainty, 111 more words


South to Savannah by Chris Campanioni

The sun came through the dashboard and died
under another overpass, air as thick as dreams,
wanting as you might sometimes consider
just about everything: a crimson sunset… 258 more words


Driving Through Fog by AJ Huffman

Highway markers tick by, blurry
sentinels barely breaking the monotony
of trees, their black skeletal arms directing me
onward. My mind gives them life, watches them… 128 more words