May 28, 2022

It Was a Good Plan…And Then The World Spun Upside Downby Mark Stevens

Mark’s first-person style writing connects us with the individual life stories while gently reminding us of our humanitarian responsibilities
May 28, 2022

Torqued Ellipse

Tortured, elliptical wheel of time, bucking along in its rut,
May 27, 2022

Jormungand, Part 3

“The fool! He’s trying to escape through the dragon enclosures! After him!” Zimmerman shouted. He raised his rifle and prepared to fire.
May 27, 2022

Fly Girl by Ann Hood

Ann takes us through the highs and lows of training. She highlights the impact of the unions and deregulation of airlines. The life lessons learned.
May 21, 2022

Prayer to Those Above

Our lives are too brief to be taken before we find you hovering near...
May 20, 2022

Jormungand, Part 2

Pembroke stood speechless for a moment, and then muttered, “Amazing. . . turning animals into dragons. But why?”
May 13, 2022

Jormungand, Part 1

The raucous singing that filled the Badger Arms pub rang in Colin Pembroke’s ears, as if an orchestra was playing in his head...
May 12, 2022

Fluff of Delight – a Monologue Reading

My little gray sand cat. Puffs of fluff between the toe beans. Sticky tongue that exfoliates my face after a run. Purring warm body while I hold her close to my chest as I pour water into the kettle for tea each morning…
May 3, 2022

At Daybreak – a Poetry Reading

First light frosting the tree line, and I close the door  On the rest of the house and leave the need for sleep  To others. At such an hour, with dark still lingering, The stars blown apart and a waning moon near vanishing,  I’ve become too well acquainted with the dark dialect ...
April 30, 2022

The Sprout of Hope

I watch the news of children and animals escaping the violence in the Ukraine. Tears cascade down my face.
April 27, 2022

Book Review: Slaver’s Bane

Slaver’s Bane had every element of fantasy I could hope for in a powerfully moving story. It was a grand tale that moved quickly making it hard to put down. I needed to know what happened on the next page.
April 26, 2022

Go Hex Yourself: A Book Review

This book kept me entertained and intrigued, from the giggle-inducing first page to the last, the fun twists on romantic tropes to vivid world-building and visceral settings. I loved every twist and turn, every silly, bizarre, and funny coincidence, and the oddity of the family in question.
April 25, 2022

Sea Devil Haiku

The Doctor has my back
April 21, 2022

Behind the Mask

When she runs errands or goes to work, people see a relatively put-together woman– a functional adult who smiles, observes most of the rules of society, and is often ready with a joke. Do you want to know a secret? Her happy-go-lucky air and easy smile? That’s a mask.
April 17, 2022

Book Review: Three-Eight Charlie

Three-Eight Charlie was an exciting journey for me. I have never considered traveling extensively around the world, but this book is deeply moving. It has the ability to give one the desire to travel.
April 16, 2022

Side Street Grove

I take a walk during my lunch, as usual, turn the wrong way out the building door, stray to sunlit paths. The breeze is cold; I’m not a fan of cold.
April 15, 2022

The MockingOwl Roost Volume II, Issue 2: Discovery

This issue features a variety of fiction, poetry, serialized fiction, essays, artwork, photography and more from contributors the world over. Please read, enjoy, and share with others who would enjoy the works herein.
April 14, 2022

Bodexpress

You stand at Devil’s Gulch and say, “I don’t think Jesse James took a horse across here,” and I don’t either, because it’s much too wide and there’s no way a horse could jump that far without breaking a cannon bone or falling into the chasm, even with Jesse James on its back
April 14, 2022

Buried Treasure

It was full of old glass bottles, vases, broken plates and jugs all remnants from long ago – an old village landfill full of rubbish, now part of my garden.
April 11, 2022

Destination Inspiration

Destination, paradise. Ever dreamt of running in a tropical paradise with the ocean on all sides? The Honolulu Marathon may be your dream come true.