All Together Now – Nicholas Gagnier

This poem is from Nicholas Gagnier's latest poetry collection All The Lonely People which is available on Amazon. All Together Now I started out singular, far from the plural as one could ever hope to be.   I wrote apologies, anthologies, narratives I remember calling timeless, but are now my psoriasis.   You’ll rarely find …

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Swear To You – Nicholas Gagnier ft. Kristiana Reed

For Anthology Tuesday we are sharing a piece from Nicholas Gagnier's recently released anthology which shares his story of survival and self acceptance. Alongside Gagnier, there is an array of talented writers who have gifted readers with their stories too. Swear To You Last time, I made you swear always to be honest, always be …

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Haven’s Fall: A Short Story – Nicholas Gagnier

Politics are a bleak affair. God, I haven’t thought that way in years- at least, not since the town in which I’ve spent most of my adult life was terrorized by white nationalists. It’s kind of hard to be an optimist when that same town gets taken over by an armed militia five years later. …

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Anthology Tuesday: Until There’s Nothing Left – Kindra M. Austin

The following poem is from Kindra M. Austin's upcoming poetry collection, Twelve. Enjoy.    Until There's Nothing Left My heart itches in the dark, and I can hear a scratching— sounds like millions of insects marching over a coffin.   I want to make my fingers into tiny shovels— dig until there’s nothing left.   …

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Anthology Tuesday: PROEM for Twelve – Kindra M. Austin

PROEM She’d often made it difficult, but I did love my mom beyond measure. Before learning she had died, I don’t believe I’d ever actually shrieked over any-fucking-thing in my life—that’s saying a lot. On 8 November, 2017, at three-something in the afternoon, the sound that erupted from my lungs and out of my mouth …

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Anthology Tuesday: An Excerpt from Volume 3 – S. K. Nicholas

In the back of a taxi, we’re organic vessels wrapped in madness and fear. When she leans her head back and laughs, I wrap my fingers around her throat, and as beads of rain slide down the windows, I stroke that chin of hers and call her mine. Flared nostrils and lust. Glowing eyes and …

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Anthology Tuesday: I Won’t Always Be Me – Nicole Lyons

I won’t always walk gently. Sometimes I will stomp, and I will rage, and my footsteps will shake the mountains of love you have heaped upon my earth. I won’t always speak kindly. Sometimes I will spit, and I will scream, and the venom from my tongue will poison the oceans of love you have …

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Anthology Tuesday: Decor and Decorum – Georgia Park

  Like a monk walking barefoot at dawn to collect his alms I collect notes of recommendation based on small acts of kindness and a bald faced willingness to lie, transcripts bills I can't begin to pay and anticipate rejection slips from several publications - I wait by the mailbox to intercept these before my …

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