Excerpts from Cafe Vinaigrette

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Earl Grey special English brew served with lavender honey and milk on request, choice of cup or pot “Good morning, peanut.” “Did you have a good night’s sleep, sweetness?” “The best, my eclair, I’m feeling… Continue reading

SHORT HIATUS

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We are taking a short break….will be right back in September.    

Ruby

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The word prompt for Wednesday Stories is RUBY and the picture prompt for Friday Flash is Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you… Continue reading

Wednesday Stories: Blue Shoes

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Nightmare was a mare  born of a mare in the dead of the night Born ready to rip through the green field that sits behind the lids of the sleeping dreaming. Born ready… Continue reading

Blue Shoes

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The word prompt for Wednesday Stories is BLUE SHOES and the picture prompt for Friday Flash is  Writing a poem is like having an affair, a one-night stand; a short story is a romance,… Continue reading

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS

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ISSUE is currently on hiatus and will be returning in August 2013 with a batch of new themes to explore, and we’re looking for contributions of all kinds – fiction, non-fiction, essays, poetry,… Continue reading

Decipher

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The word prompt for Wednesday Stories is DECIPHER and the picture prompt for Friday Flash is They mean one thing to one person, another thing to another person; they are unintelligible to one generation,… Continue reading

Cloud

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The word prompt for Wednesday Stories is CLOUD and the picture prompt for Friday Flash is Ideas? My head is full of them, one after the other, but they serve no purpose there. They… Continue reading

Orifice

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The word prompt for Wednesday Stories is ORIFICE and the picture prompt for Friday Flash is I believe in art’s social presence—as breaker of official silences, as voice for those whose voices are disregarded,… Continue reading

Writers: Are You Careful With Your Power?

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A video that illustrates my point. Just be warned: there is a weird sock puppet in it. I don’t know what Hank was thinking that day. — Here’s what we’ve learned so far:… Continue reading