POETRY: Want Poem

Want, A cruel mistress of suffering and joy. It’s allure captivates and pulls the mind, An endless cycle of pain and fleeting happiness.  A scale of want and need tipping, How could this unstoppable juggernaut stop? We’ll always to move till our grasp is meaningless, By Clay Patterson, Contributor Patterson writes, “I’ve always had a knack for writing and the short and quick format of … Continue reading POETRY: Want Poem

SHORT STORY: Herman’s Harmonious Flowers and the Secret Survival Sauce

The apocalypse hit hard. Really hard. One day, people were walking, talking, enjoying their lives, and the very next day they were coughing up blood and vomiting out organs. The virus was an odd one; the equivalent to influenza, Ebola, malaria, and the Black Death if they all formed a team and learned how to fly. It was almost definitely bioterrorism, but whoever created the … Continue reading SHORT STORY: Herman’s Harmonious Flowers and the Secret Survival Sauce

SHORT STORY: In Which Nothing Happens

I was in the 5th grade when he called me a whore. What else could we have been playing but Minecraft, back then in its prime, a world of simple blocks and concrete shapes building an escape for some bored children on a hot spring day. He was my older sister’s friend, a striking 6-foot-something, face graced with handsome cheekbones and an angular nose; smile … Continue reading SHORT STORY: In Which Nothing Happens