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The Voyage Out

On the voyage out, we were becalmed
for seven days and nights,
one for each decade of an old soak’s life.
Untouched by either current or breeze, 80 more words



This is a story that I heard about only recently. A reader of one of my articles on another site got in touch asking for a little help researching a particular series of events that all seemed to be linked. 1,048 more words


Back in the Rotation

I’m tired of having to get used to new stuff; new town, new school, new kids and mostly a new dad. Clayton thinks to himself as he sits on the bleachers, watching kids he doesn’t know, playing a euphoric game of baseball. 2,357 more words


London Poem: Day 264

8 May

Drawn out and supple,
It is a day no different
Than any other -
Possibilities appear endless
At the onset, but as the hours… 47 more words


Did English Speakers Really Not Use Contractions in the 19th Century as Depicted in True Grit?

Won’t, don’t, wouldn’t, isn’t and even ain’t- where would we be without our contractions? Prevalent in spoken English and increasingly accepted in written pieces, contractions enable brevity and make written works more accessible and friendly. 1,018 more words


Call for Submissions: Sundog Lit

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Sundog Lit is accepting submissions for their 1st PRINT issue. They are looking for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, chapbooks, and art for their next issue! 61 more words

The Boy In The Heart Shades

NaNoWriMo Update: Day 21/Week 3 Recap

Most people say that Week 3 is the most difficult week of NaNoWriMo, but I feel that Week 2 was worse for me. Week 3 started off steady, and the middle section held a high-note as I reached the 50,000 word mark. 298 more words

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