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freight by tom clausen

you, ready as me

there on the other coast

imagine, to hop a freight

and leave behind all

that didn’t seem quite right 8 more words

Poems And Photos

Summer in Sobriety, Down by the Pool

My friend was telling me about a woman she had recently met. This woman was newly sober, just a couple weeks in. She was concerned that summer was around the block. 487 more words


Honey Bunches of Hobos

I live in Chicago where there are a lot of homeless people. They are just as common as a rat or a deep dish pizza. You see them everywhere and you just expect it. 923 more words


Real Lucky

“Is Kevin working tonight?” I asked the gruff looking man behind the bar.

“Yeah, from ten to two, but he’s not allowed to talk to anyone while he’s upstairs, technically that’s solicitation.” 687 more words

Let's make a List...

I realize I can be pretty pessimistic and negative. I have actually been compared to Wendesday Adams and Daria on several occasions. I consider myself a realist. 742 more words

It’s OK ma, we’re just going to play in the swamp

Everyone called it the swamp. To the kids in the neighborhood, it was an oasis. It was a mysterious green place where we could get away from our urban environment and the prying eyes of our parents. 557 more words


Friday Fictioneers - 2/27/15 -- 'Adoption'

Friday Fictioneers, for those who are not aware, is a writing challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields on her blog. She gives us a picture prompt each week, and challenges us to write a 100-word story based on that picture. 164 more words