Poetry  — By El.Balone

Poetry — By El.Balone

It ain't easy to fix words,To entertain the world,To create a smile on a lost soul,To make someone feel the content. Sometimes the pieces are boring,Others can be tearing,Some are persuasive,While others are abusive. You play hard to get,No one can read your...

Radio Killed the All-Star Employee — A Story of My Life

Radio Killed the All-Star Employee — A Story of My Life

Believe it or not, I wasn't always a superstar employee. Not that you'd know I ever was, but go with me on this. In truth, my history as an employee is rather spotty. This is why I started and ran my own business. It's much harder to get fired when you're the boss....

A Crack in Time — by Barbara Avon

A Crack in Time — by Barbara Avon

October 11th, 1985Briana was chewing on her fingernails again. “Quit it, baby.” She looked at me sheepishly, “Sorry, honey, I can’t help it. Bad habit.” Our waitress came by with a fresh pitcher. Fall would soon be in full swing and Briana was wrapped in a large...

When Your Story is “Good Enough” — But Isn’t

When Your Story is “Good Enough” — But Isn’t

One of the struggles many writers face is knowing when their book, story, poem, or [insert your work here] is "good enough". If George Lucas taught us anything (for better or worse), it's that there's always room to tinker. As writers, we have to learn to know when if...

Drift – by George Styles

Drift – by George Styles

I open my eyes.  For a moment, there is a haze. Everything is blurry. I don’t notice anything else. A few seconds pass, and now my eyes come into focus. I finally begin to notice my breathing. It’s shallow and smooth. Like a wave-less body of infinite water. And...

Every RUN-DMC Album Ranked

Every RUN-DMC Album Ranked

I can't say I'm a huge fan of rap, but I'm not a hater either. I pretty much take it all on a case-by-case basis, and almost all of those cases fall under the name RUN-DMC. I've been a fan from the first time I ever heard them. My first exposure to RUN-DMC--or any...

A Single Teardrop – by Tim Radle

A Single Teardrop – by Tim Radle

I'm not sure what caused me to wake up, but I was in Amelia's arms.  The touch of our naked bodies was the only source of warmth we had.  There were no blankets on or under us, but we were on a relatively soft, flat surface.  I had no recollection of my...

U-Haul Me Away — A Story of My Life

U-Haul Me Away — A Story of My Life

Have you ever had one of those life experiences that, upon reflection, seems like it was ripped straight from the headlines fiction pages? I have one that could have easily been from an episode of Breaking Bad. One of those, Mr. White and Jesse keep making one bad...

Clowning Around – by Ken Biltz

Clowning Around – by Ken Biltz

A dim light shines through a tiny space above her head. Tammy can hear the slight sound of birds singing nearby. She turns to face the darkness to her right and realizes she is not alone. The silhouette of another person can be seen, even though the darkness is...