Beginnings – Shauna Woodbury

Blinded by neon, lied to by lyrics and mislead by eyeliner. Too young to leave. Wise enough to run. We were born to question what you believe. We were the free we were the designer we had the direction we had the intention. Guided by the 8-ball and forgotten by tradition. You told us how …

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Cotton Candy Hearts – S.K. Nicholas

The day breaks as it so often does, but only with you does its beauty touch me. The older I get, the more I see that the adult world renders a man bereft of warmth and tenderness without even trying—it’s rendered me as numb as a whore’s tit, and there’s still so much sorrow to …

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I’m a Frayed Not – Shauna Woodbury

The day had begun. Simple. It was early. Maybe 5am. The sun had frozen it's rusty head in that moment just peaking over the sliver of black cloud from last night's darkness. It was simple. Breathe. Begin. He was simple. To breathe and begin wasn't. This endeavor would require movement and initiative. It was early. We …

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For The Love Of The System – Jimmi Campkin

It only takes the sound of glass breaking to remind me of the taste; wet concrete and burned rust.  Last week I sat in a bar facing a drizzly street and stared at my own reflection for hours as humanity shuffled by.  The gangly barman, who’d been hopelessly flirting with his co-worker, dropped 125mls of …

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Fear and Loathing in an Office Cubicle – John De Gruyther

He looked at the columns of his bank accounts, the minus signs glared back at him with capitalist disdain. He glanced at the columns in his Dad’s account; he held power of attorney for his finances now he was a sandwich short of a picnic, everything fat and healthy with extra dividends on top. “He’s …

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