Thanks a Lot, Margaret Mitchell, by Amanda Halkiotis

I have never been on a motorcycle but I think my hair would look damn fine flying straight out behind me while cruising down a highway.

Red wine makes my skin blotchy but I drink it anyway.

I will marry the man who teaches me how to drive a stick shift. Uphill.

I have fallen in love with more fictional characters than any number of real men.

In the winter I wear a men’s wool fedora and men’s brown leather driving gloves. It makes me feel a very vintage sort of sexy.

My hair on the whole gives me an unprofessional look but I refuse to straighten it or thin it out.

I have only seen suns rising, never setting, over an infinite ocean.

I love mixing indulgent fabrics for outfits. Like corduroy and velvet.

I don’t know what to say when someone compliments my hair.

On summer weekends I go to the park and pretend to read. I just Continue reading

Soul-stealers, by Gregory


5

“Everything Falls Apart”

4

“Not Awake Until It’s Dark”

2

“Curtain”

3

“Cold Ways”

see more of Gregory’s work: here

Hand-mades, by Rachelle Cohen


grassisgreener“Land of Greener Grasses”

policyneutral

“Policy of Neutrality”

forgottenmap

“Forgotten Map”

see more of Rachelle: here

Field Note, by M M Greco

I spent yesterday alone

With John Coltrane.

The sky was a blank canvas,

Low and sad after the rain.

He was the only company I could bear.

 

His horn’s air blew through me-

Filled the space under my skin;

A sheet-of-sound wetsuit.

He searched and I followed.

He wept and I listened.

He floated away devotedly,

Losing me as the bass rumbled.

 

A Love Supreme ended

For the third time

And I’d yet to find God

As he’d intended.

Though there was something else,

 

Because today,

On stairways,

Streets,

Coffee shops, and

Sidewalks,

I am unable to look them in

The eyes.

Soul-stealers, by Jaime Martínez

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see more of Jaime’s work: here

Hand-mades, by Jackie Lehmann

meadowlark“Meadowlark”

accord_o_writer_by_wakeuposleeper“Accord-o-writer”

pg35

“Page 35” (from journal project)

pigeon“Hey Pigeon”

see more of Jackie’s stuff: here

Soul-stealers, by Megan Charland

Barn“Barn”

Bridge“Bridge”

Cornfields“Cornfields”

more from this series: “Constructed Landscapes”

& more of Megan’s soul-stealers: here