Cold Water

By Robert Armstrong Cold water running onMy face,Trying to wash theNightmaresAway,Sleep fromMyEyes, Cold water running onMy face,Cleansing my soul,Whispers in theDarkness ofEternal night,Driving me to thePrecipice,OfInsaneThought, Cold water running onMy face,Scraping the grime ofThese streets,The impurities fromMy heart,Hands of sin,Pulling me,Tearing atMySkin, Cold water running onMy face,Is it enough,To purifyMe,From allThatPlagues mySight,MyFragileMind?

Grateful Dead

By Shieva Salehnia I scrawl these words,a few lines,in the hopethey will skiplike smooth and flat stones,carefully chosen fromdown the steep, rocky banksof the River Acheron,selected with carefor their even weight andflat shapefrom just under the water’s cold,clouded blue-brown surface.I sendthese words acrossthe endless space of time,to reach you. My brother spirit,I hopethe gold daricsforContinue reading “Grateful Dead”

Make Me Laugh – 100,000 Credits

By Joseph Markell Jadonna Wanna scanned the space station’s banners during her early morning walk from the Event Horizon bar back to her apartment. It used to be an invigorating walk, admiring the flashing advertisements and classifieds that span the interior wall of the corridor between the promenade to the Eastern wing. But after workingContinue reading “Make Me Laugh – 100,000 Credits”

False Advertising

 by Debbie Peters  Five years ago I answered this personal ad:Mint ConditionMale, 1932 model, high mileage but low maintenance.Repaired parts, but new valves and fine exterior.Not in running condition but idles well. My reply:Fixer-UpperFemale, built circa WWII, excellent value.Strong foundation, normal wear and tear excepted.Minor cosmetic defects. Needs TLC Last week the Court decreed:Divorce granted—false advertising.