“Laying the smackdown / On ignorance” (Dee Allen)

Superhero by Dee Allen Forget seeing Wonder Woman In the movies Or comicbooks. She’d already graced A Broward County Hotel lobby With her presence, Capably defended Herself and The honour Of Haitians As swift as Her two fists, Landing where they may. Laying the smackdown On ignorance In a tacky Bright blue dress. Wrecking its …

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“How pitiful then, that it had no idea about the devastation happening to its own species.” (Sean Taro Nishi)

Rachel Forrest is a a painter based in San Jose. Her work can be found on her website. Save the Sloths by Sean Taro Nishi The thing about non-profits is: the people who work there are always beautiful. It’s as if they’re giving back for their God-given gifts, paying it forward if you will. Paying …

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“to the front of that line, pushing and shoving and punching and biting…” (Clyde Always)

Rachel Forrest is a a painter based in San Jose. Her work can be found on her website. Stella and the Fratboy by Clyde Always Once upon a time, in a rip-roaring party town set by the sea, there lived a stunningly beautiful siren named Stella.  Stella had shimmering sapphire eyes and shapely long legs …

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“She tipped her head, and the world twisted on its axis.” (Zach Hauptman)

Four Trees for a Name by Zach Hauptman Firsts are powerful. They’re seeds devouring the last of their nutrients to grow towards sunlight. They follow patterns laid out by the lines of the universe--a riot of roots that grow into flowers, the first thorn on a blackberry bush precisely placed, even when the thorn pierces …

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