C.M. Clark’s poetry has appeared in Gulf Stream magazine, as well as the upcoming 10th Anniversary Tigertail Anthology of South Florida writers (Spring 2013). She participated in a program featuring South Florida poets at the Miami Book Fair International and served as inaugural Poet-in-Residence at the Deering Estate’s Artist Village in Miami. Clark’s latest work was recently published in Charles Deering Forecasts […]
By day, Chris Brennan is a journalist writing about politics in Philadelphia. By night, he looks for ways to tell compelling stories in 100 words or less.
It’s true, the weather is beautiful, cool enough for a sleeve, and almost cloudless, the wind rocking the warm planks of the dock where I play backgammon with my host and eat sandwiches in crustless triangles. After lunch I read on the porch, an afghan smoothed over my knees and a highball perched on a […]
In a nightmare I find my father’s captain At the kitchen table, hunched over, Big slobbery bites in the middle Of the night. His beard glows orange Like the cereal. He stares At the box, mesmerized by coupons. Milk dribbles out the left of his mouth. He does not invite me to sit down. I […]
It goes without saying I’m not the first alkie questioning his decision to go on the lamb. Dry days of courage, pills designed to regulate neuro-transmitters have failed miserably. Runner’s high, commitment to counsel’s verbage are what have kept me away, that and pilfered funds, early dispersals of 401K, notion that money spent, the […]
My therapist sighs, swallows the weight of the moment, then clears his throat to ask, “Tony, what do you believe is the fate of mortality?” Careful not to own an opinion, a proof that might later be held against me, evidence submitted to discredit my possible petition in the highest and holiest of courts, a […]