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All Stories - those to come

January 2017

The theme is 6 Tips ... on Anything

6 Tips on Anything - by various writers

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September 2016

Smörgåsbord of cake is the general idea ...

The Cake from Jane - by Mark Hudson - 17 September

A Slice of Life - by Vincent Van Ross - 17 September

Last Rites - by Kristina England - 17 September

The Not-My-Birthday Birthday Cake - by Sally Basmajian - 18 September

The Cake - by Ann Liska - 18 September

Fake Cake - by Rachel Ferguson - 18 September

Baking Magic - by Joanne Jagoda - 19 September

The Birthday Cake - by Ruth Z. Deming - 19 September

A True Renaissance - by Jenean McBrearty - 19 September

My Fathers Cake - by Alan Walowitz - 20 September

Patissier - by Nod Ghosh - 20 September

cake alligator - by Stephen House - 20 September

Some Truths Do Not Set Us Free - by Samuel Cole - 21 September

Effie and Jim - by Mercedes Webb-Pullman - 21 September

Cake-Off - by Matthew Harrison - 21 September

Temporary - by Michael Webb - 22 September

Layer upon Layer - by Alex Robertson - 22 September

The Commune - by Claire Polders - 22 September

The Space Between - by Rachel Ambrose - 23 September

She’s a Big Woman - by Todd McKie - 23 September

Turns Out The Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program Was Not for Fleeing Tax Evasion Charges - by David S. Atkinson - 23 September

Special Brew - by Irene Buckler - 24 September

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May 2016

Sickness - by Yolanda Evans - 25 May 

 

January 2016

Pure Slush continues its serial story Don't Kill Me I'm in Love ...

#10 - The Quarry - by Paul Beckman - 8 January

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July 2015

... almost done procrastinating ... 

Bitch, Please - by Samuel Cole - 1 July

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May 2015

focussing on ... umm ... procrastination ...

Followers, Following  - by Liam Hogan - 6 May

So Little Time - by Christine Jacobson - 13 May

Maybe Next Year - by Kristina England - 27 May

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April 2015

Pure Slush continues its serial story Don't Kill Me I'm in Love ...

#5 - Reply Hazy, Try Again - by Stephen V. Ramey - 4 April 

#6 - On the Inside - by Susan Lattwein - 11 April

#7 - No Good Deed - by Al McDermid - 18 April

#8 - Sam in Fragments - by Stephen Hastings-King - 25 April 

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February 2015

... and more 'four' 'til the end of the month ...

Last Four Songs - by Gay Degani - 7 February

Four - by Townsend Walker - 14 February

The Perfect Equilibrium of Rectangles - by Guilie Castillo Oriard - 21 February 

Signs of Love - by Sally-Anne Macomber - 28 February

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January 2015

'four' continues ...

Not Three, But Four For Me! - by Carolyn Cordon - 3 January

Sickness and a Shipwreck - by Gill Hoffs - 10 January

FOUR Notes to Myself - by Gary Percesepe - 17 January

Four on a Match - by Susan Gibb - 24 January

A Hard Learning - by Abha Iyengar - 31 January 

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December 2014

To celebrate four years of publishing, the theme for December 2014 is 'four'.

Writers with print volumes published by Pure Slush have been asked to contribute a story ... plus Susan Gibb, who is the very first writer to have been published by Pure Slush.

Other writers whose work will take us through January and February 2015, include Gill Hoffs, Abha Iyengar, Nancy Stohlman, Dusty-Anne Rhodes, Gary Percesepe, Susan Tepper, Stephen V. Ramey and Carolyn Cordon.

Prodigy - by Stephen V. Ramey - 6 December

Three Kids - by Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 13 December  (n/f)

The Four-Legged Woman - by Nancy Stohlman - 21 December

Stay tuned for more ...

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November 2014

Ah ... the end of travel ... with repeat travellers

Jump-start - by Phillis Ideal - 1 November

Two Hours Every Two Weeksby Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 8 November

Travel - by Allen Forrest - 15 November

Airport - by Michael Webb - 22 November

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October 2014

... travellins almost done ... 

Voicemail - by Sean Jackson - 4 October

The Subject Was Her. He Was The Object. - by W. F. Lantry - 11 October

One Eleven - by Michael Webb - 19 October 

But people don't just live or die, people just float - by Romy Needham - 25 October  

The Dress - by Allen Forrest - 25 October 

Where There is No Doctor - by A. A. Weiss - 29 October 

Orange - by Allen Forrest - 29 October 

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September 2014

... travellin’, travellin’, travellin’...

Love, Hate, Marry - by Michael Paul - 3 September

Chance - by Cezarija Abartis - 10 September

Sometimes It Takes a Village - by Anamaria Slatinec - 17 September

A Nice Place to Visit - by Arthur Carey - 24 September 

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August 2014

... more travellin’...

Balcony No. 419 - by Christine Jacobson - 2 August

Irish Girl at Work - by Mary Burris - 6 August

Pada Yatra - by Uma Gowrishankar - 13 August

Chinguashi, Now and Then - by Walter Giersbach - 16 August

Buddy - by Colin Rowe - 27 August

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July 2014

... still travellin’...

First, Last, and Last Again - by Samuel Cole - 2 July

The Procedure - by Tom Fegan - 5 July

Six Head - by Richard Mark Glover - 12 July 

Opportunities, to Go - by Erica Garza - 19 July

Another Way to Go - by George Stallé - 26 July 

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June 2014

... and travellin' some more ...

My Word - by David R. Miller - 4 June

Riding to South Philly - by Richard Bon - 7 June

Speed Limit - by Krystal Sierra - 14 June 

The Reluctant Traveler - by Jayne Martin - 18 June 

An Inconvenient Corpse - by Jason E. Rolfe - 21 June

At the House of the Virgin - by Patricia Johnson - 25 June

Kutna Hora - by Paul McGranaghan - 28 June

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May 2014

April 2014

... yet more Travel ...

Dusty Does Rome - by Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 2 April

Yugoslavia - by George Djuric - 5 April 

Domestic Whaling - by Rebecca Chekouras - 9 April

Calistoga, 1950’s - by Joanne Jagoda - 12 April 

A Blessing - by Claire Ibarra - 16 April 

Delhi Delights - by Talia Redbook - 26 April 

Last Night in Budapest - by Carl Polgar - 30 April 

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March 2014

... more Travel ...

Jimbo - by Paul Beckman - 9 March 

Orbiting the British Isles with a Ukulele and Kazoo - by Elaine Chiew - 12 March

Remembering Awe - by Mira Desai - 15 March 

Chance or Fate - by Gloria Garfunkel - 19 March 

Thirteen - by Erin Zulkoski - 22 March 

Derailed - by Lois Patton - 26 March 

Systematic Knowledge - by Timothy Gager - 29 March 

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February 2014

continuing A Year of Travel ...

An Implicit Agreement - by Sally-Anne Macomber - 5 February 

Valentine Promises, Valentine Regrets - by Carolyn Foulkes - 12 February

Burn Baby, Burn - by Estelle Bruno - 15 February 

Madrid - by Ron Campbell - 19 February

Group Mentality - by Matthew Brennan - 22 February 

Jerry came to town with a guitar - by Sasha Peter Carter - 26 February 

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January 2014

The theme for 2014 online is A Year of Travel. Stay tuned.

Sin Servicio - by Pedro Ponce - 1 January

Prophylactica - by Wayne Scheer - 15 January

Tinkler Man - by Phillis Ideal - 22 January

Nicaragua - by Claudia Bierschenk - 29 January 

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December 2013

In the lead-in to 2014 - a Year of Travel, four writers were asked to contribute stories about travel preparation.

Maggots, marmalade, and maritime food - by Gill Hoffs - 4 December

Providence - by Christopher Allen - 11 December

Styx Travel - by Claudia Bierschenk - 18 December 

Above and Beyond - by Todd McKie - 25 December

And to celebrate Pure Slush's third birthday, find all the entires in the 3rd anniversary competition by clicking here.  

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November 2013

The theme for November is water. John Riley is the Featured Author.

They're Leather - by John Riley - 4 November

the memories of water - by Kathryn Yuen - 6 November 

Alone - by Cezarija Abartis - 6 November

Deep Inside the Light There Are No Dreams - by John Riley - 11 November

Parched - by Mira Desai - 13 November 

By the River - by Gloria Garfunkel - 13 November 

Restaurant Rondo - by John Riley - 18 November

A Mirage - by Evelyn Deshane - 20 November

Two Drifters - by Carly Berg - 20 November 

Eccentric Orbit - by John Riley - 25 November

Mermaids - by Len Kuntz - 27 November

Water in the Time of Rain - by Abha Iyengar - 27 November 

The Talisman - by Cezarija Abartis - 27 November 

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October 2013

The theme for October is hobbies. Todd McKie is Featured Author.

Candlelight Dinner with Epi - by Alex Munkacsy - 2 October

Stalking Personal Growth - by e. munro - 2 October 

Beauty - by Todd McKie - 4 October

Reading at the Table - by Gloria Garfunkel - 5 October  (n/f)

Dr Honeymoon Checks Her Watch - by Fleming Meeks - 9 October

Lint - by Paul Beckman - 9 October 

Pep Up! - by Todd McKie - 11 October

Books - by Cezarija Abartis - 16 October

The Longest Goodbye - by Walter Bjorkman - 16 October

Chess Master - by Colin W. Campbell - 16 October

Real Estate - by Todd McKie - 18 October

A Tall Drink of Water - by Tom Fegan - 23 October

Storms - by Mira Desai - 23 October

Notes on a Questionable Writer - Gloria Garfunkel - 23 October  

Stamp Collecting - by Todd McKie - 25 October

The Gypsy Woman in the Bloodmobile - by Jonathan Slusher -  26 October  (n/f)

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September 2013

The theme for September is hospitalityChristopher Allen is the Featured Author.

At the Deathbed of William Fear - by Christopher Allen - 2 September  

Firecrackers - by Len Kuntz - 4 September

The Farmer's Sons - by Gloria Garfunkel - 4 September

Story of a Stone - by Mark Kersteen - 4 September

The Wife - by Christopher Allen - 9 September

Room to Breathe - by h. l. nelson - 11 September

You've Been Warned - by Yael Chanoff - 11 September

The Big Mouth - by Tom Fegan - 11 September 

The Priest - by Christopher Allen - 16 September

The Hostess - by Nancy Stohlman - 18 September 

Chips - by Cezarija Abartis - 18 September

The Lover - by Christopher Allen - 23 September

Kozhambu - by Rajesh Kosalram - 25 September 

Not a Known Brand - by Abha Iyengar - 25 September

God's Guest - by Uma Gowrishankar - 25 September 

A Dog - by Christopher Allen - 30 September

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August 2013

The theme for August is rules and regulationsWayne Scheer is the Featured Author.

Old Memories - by Wayne Scheer - 2 August

Crossing - by Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 3 August  (n/f)

One Rule for Picking Up a Woman - by Mark Fowler - 5 August

Please RSVP - by Justis Mills - 5 August

Rules - by Cezarija Abartis - 7 August

A Good Spot - by Mandy Nicol - 7 August  

A Balanced Life - by Wayne Scheer - 9 August

Stuff - by Phillis Ideal - 10 August  (n/f)

Blast From the Past - by Michelle Wallace - 14 August

Turning Thirteen - by Wayne Scheer - 16 August

Break Time - by Randi Lee - 17 August  (n/f)

No Alpha Males Here - by Wayne Scheer - 30 August

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July 2013

The fiction theme is medicineMaree Kimberley is the Featured Author.

Magic Sauce - by Jennifer Donnell - 3 July

Test Tubes - by Cezarija Abartis - 3 July

Medicine I - by Maree Kimberley - 5 July

Tricks of Memory - by Jacqueline Doyle - 6 July  (n/f)

Kale - by Janelle Ward - 10 July

The Right Dose - by Gloria Garfunkel - 10 July 

Bad Blood - by Tom Fegan - 10 July

Medicine II - by Maree Kimberley - 12 July

That Will Never Settle - by h. l. nelson - 17 July

Me Mum - by Paul Beckman - 17 July

Pills from Outer Space - by Fabio Sassi - 17 July

Medicine III - by Maree Kimberley - 19 July

Survivor - by Silvia Villalobos - 24 July

Flow - by Sathyanarain Muralidharan - 24 July

Medicine IV - by Maree Kimberley - 26 July

Try Sharing the Bananas - by Abha Iyengar - 31 July

Doctor Doctor - by Derek Osborne - 31 July

Waiting - by Gloria Garfunkel - 31 July

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June 2013

The fiction theme is personal spaceLen Kuntz is the Featured Author.

Resemblances - by Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 1 June  (n/f)

Leaving the Pages - by Anne Scott - 2 June

Glasses - by Cezarija Abartis - 6 June

Everyone Has a Story - by Len Kuntz - 7 June 

An Actress - by Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 8 June  (n/f)

Marked - by Chris Vola - 9 June

Naptime - by Claudia Bierschenk - 10 June

Personal Space - by Fabio Sassi - 11 June

In Check - by Nate Depke - 12 June

When Nature Calls - by Michael Gillan Maxwell - 13 June 

As Different as the Same - by Len Kuntz - 14 June

See Me As I Am - by Samuel Cole - 15 June 

Crossed Lines - by Abha Iyengar - 16 June

red tail-lights fade - by James Claffey - 17 June

Discovering Beth - by Derek Osborne - 18 June

The Futile Filcher - by Catherine Noble - 19 June 

Study Habits - by Paul Beckman - 20 June 

Not For a Minute - by Len Kuntz - 21 June

Therapeutic Space - by Gloria Garfunkel - 23 June

Suspicions Verified - by Tom Fegan - 24 June

The Woman at 4 AM - by Diane Hoover Bechtler - 25 June 

What It Means to be a Woman - by h. l. nelson - 26 June

A Night on Harvey's Couch - by Wayne Scheer - 27 June 

Every Four Years - by Len Kuntz - 28 June

Blood and Water - by Matt DeVirgiliis - 29 June 

The Pig and the Pope - by Ellen Smithee - 30 June

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June 2013 - the fiction theme is personal spaceLen Kuntz is the Featured Author.

Resemblances - by Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 1 June  (n/f)

Leaving the Pages - by Anne Scott - 2 June

The Stork and the Trout - by Desmond Shortt - 5 June

Glasses - by Cezarija Abartis - 6 June

Everyone Has a Story - by Len Kuntz - 7 June 

An Actress - by Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 8 June  (n/f)

Marked - by Chris Vola - 9 June

Naptime - by Claudia Bierschenk - 10 June

Personal Space - by Fabio Sassi - 11 June

In Check - by Nate Depke - 12 June

When Nature Calls - by Michael Gillan Maxwell - 13 June 

As Different as the Same - by Len Kuntz - 14 June

See Me As I Am - by Samuel Cole - 15 June 

Crossed Lines - by Abha Iyengar - 16 June

red tail-lights fade - by James Claffey - 17 June

Discovering Beth - by Derek Osborne - 18 June

The Futile Filcher - by Catherine Noble - 19 June 

Study Habits - by Paul Beckman - 20 June 

Not For a Minute - by Len Kuntz - 21 June

Therapeutic Space - by Gloria Garfunkel - 23 June

Suspicions Verified - by Tom Fegan - 24 June

The Woman at 4 AM - by Diane Hoover Bechtler - 25 June 

What It Means to be a Woman - by h. l. nelson - 26 June

A Night on Harvey's Couch - by Wayne Scheer - 27 June 

Every Four Years - by Len Kuntz - 28 June

Blood and Water - by Matt DeVirgiliis - 29 June 

The Pig and the Pope - by Ellen Smithee - 30 June

 

May 2013 - the fiction theme is technologyCS DeWildt is the Featured Author.

Every Job Requires the Right Tool - by CS DeWildt - 6 May

Produce - by h. l. nelson - 8 May

Angry Dad - by Jonathan Slusher - 8 May

The Rolls-Royce of Prosthetics - by CS DeWildt - 13 May

Phone Call - by Cezarija Abartis - 15 May

Still Life with Batteries - by Fabio Sassi - 15 May

Recovery Period - by CS DeWildt - 20 May

Wise and With It - by Abha Iyengar - 22 May

Bells and Whistles - by Tom Fegan - 22 May

Fire - by CS DeWildt - 27 May

House Call - by Samuel Cole - 29 May

Magic Numbers - by Gloria Garfunkel - 29 May

 

April 2013 - the fiction theme is ego!!Shayla Hawkins is the Featured Author.

Six Wives - by Shayla Hawkins - 1 April

Fat Tony - by Derek Osborne - 3 April

Chicken - by Julia Watson - 3 April

Let There Be Comedy Tonight - by Wayne Scheer - 3 April 

Discordant Notes - by Abha Iyengar - 5 April 

Killer - by Tom Fegan - 5 April 

American Writer - by Mike Epifani - 5 April 

Leaves - by Anne Scott - 6 April  (n/f)

Cream - by Shayla Hawkins - 8 April

Which Face Today? - by Samuel Cole - 10 April

A Working Man - by Paul Beckman - 10 April 

Oh Shit Flirty Asian Chick - by Denny P. Yanker - 10 April

Meditation on MS - by h.l. nelson - 12 April

Bargain Rate: Special Gifts - by Martin Heavisides - 12 April 

The Christmas Table - by Shayla Hawkins - 22 April

A Million Batmans - by Mark Kingston - 24 April

Tales of Resistance - by Gloria Garfunkel - 24 April

Decoration - by Paul Combs - 26 April

Man in the Mirror - by Mark Fowler - 26 April

Rex is Dead - by Brooke Guffey - 26 April

I Am King - by Shayla Hawkins - 29 April

 

March 2013 - the fiction theme is fashion. There is no theme for non-fiction. Andrew Stancek is the Featured Author.

Sweet Dreams - by Andrew Stancek - 3 March 

Sally Wore Two Petticoats - by Jo Gatford - 6 March

Life's Meaning - by Gloria Garfunkel - 6 March

Salty Tears - by Andrew Stancek - 10 March 

Caged Relief - by h. l. nelson - 13 March

Fashion Lessons - by Joanne Jagoda - 13 March

Reunion - by Colin W. Campbell - 13 March

Sauerkraut - by Andrew Stancek - 17 March 

No Sense of Fashion - by Kyle Hemmings - 20 March

Dress Size - by Beate Sigriddaughter - 20 March

Spring Fashion - by Stephen V. Ramey - 20 March 

Reds - by Kyle Hemmings - 27 March

On the Street - by Tom Fegan - 27 March

Pop Scene - by Stacey Spencer - 27 March

 

February 2013 - the fiction theme for February is the office. There is no theme for non-fiction. Matt Potter is the Featured Author.

The Never Far From Home Café, Friday, 1.57pm - by Matt Potter - 1 February

mumbling in his sleep - by James Claffey - 2 February  (n/f)

Office Romance - by Cezarija Abartis - 6 February

Office Routine - by Wayne Scheer - 6 February

Office Rapport - by Stephen V. Ramey - 6 February 

Earlier - by Matt Potter - 8 February

People You Might Know - by Jonathan Slusher - 9 February  (n/f) 

Orwellian Industries Annual Retreat - by Gloria Garfunkel - 13 February 

Boom - by Len Kuntz - 13 February 

Earlier Again - by Matt Potter - 15 February

Correction - by Claudia Bierschenk - 16 February  (n/f) 

Beauty and the Beast: At the Law Firm - by Beate Sigriddaughter - 20 February 

The Interview Outerview - by Colin W. Campbell - 20 February 

Even Earlier Still - by Matt Potter - 22 February

Recyclables - by Carol Deminski - 27 February 

Cubie - by Susan Tepper - 27 February

The Last Day at the Office - by Tom Fegan - 27 February 

Death by Call Center - by h. l. nelson - 27 February 

 

January 2013 - the fiction theme is copycat. There is no theme for non-fiction. Guilie Castillo-Oriard is the Featured Author.

Unspeakable - by Carolyn Cordon - 2 January

Red Windmill - by Stephen V. Ramey - 2 January

The Sincerest Form of Flattery - by Guilie Castillo-Oriard - 7 January 

Apples - by Cezarija Abartis - 9 January

Surfing the Storm - by Sarah Collie - 9 January

Years of Study - Guilie Castillo-Oriard - 14 January 

Like Father, Like Son - by Kyle Hemmings - 16 January

Fatty - by Kyle Hemmings - 16 January

The First in Anyone's Memory - Guilie Castillo-Oriard - 21 January 

Venezuela - by Susan Tepper - 23 January

The Dawn of Falling Banks - by Fabio Sassi - 23 January 

The Bogie Comeback - Guilie Castillo-Oriard - 28 January 

Last Night - by Len Kuntz - 30 January

Lawn Care - by Penn Stewart - 30 January

 

December 2012 - the fiction theme for December is adverti$ing. There is no theme for non-fiction. Diana J. Wynne is the Featured Author, while John Wentworth Chapin and Michelle Elvy feature in counterpoint.

6 December is also Pure Slush's second birthday. Many writers submitted stories and poems on the theme celebrate - 6 December.

Truth in Advertising 1: Read Between the Lines - by Diana J. Wynne - 8 December  (n/f)

The Future is Marriage Counseling - by William Cullen, Jr - 12 December

Steps to Building a Bigger Butt - by Stephen V. Ramey - 12 December

Truth in Advertising 2: Your Mind, Our Matter - by Diana J. Wynne - 15 December  (n/f)

Ugly Boys - by Kyle Hemmings - 19 December

How to Put the Mad in Men - by Matt McGee - 19 December

Truth in Advertising 3: Tahitian Vanilla - by Diana J. Wynne - 22 December  (n/f) 

Oh, that Julia Roberts - by Susan Tepper - 26 December

Kaleidobrandscope - by Fabio Sassi - 26 December

Aftershock - by John Wentworth Chapin - 28 December

The Thing about George - by Michelle Elvy - 28 December

Truth in Advertising 4: I'm Dreaming of a Black Friday: Ode to Skymall - by Diana J. Wynne - 29 December  (n/f)  

 

 

November 2012 - the fiction theme for November is fame. There is no theme for non-fiction. Maude Larke is the Featured Author.

Quasi Warhol Marilyn - by Fabio Sassi - 1 November

Power Games - by Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 3 November  (n/f)

Not So Hard - by Maude Larke - 5 November

The Sound of the Wind When It is Rushing and You Have Nowhere to Go - by Jon Morgan Davies - 7 November

Fame Like a Drug - by Len Kuntz - 7 November 

Fab 2 + 2 - by Fabio Sassi - 8 November

Tennessee Waltz at the Rose Tattoo - by Sally Reno - 10 November  (n/f) 

Mania - by Maude Larke - 12 November

Altamira - by Cezarija Abartis - 14 November

Elena - by Prospero E. Pulma, Jr - 14 November  

Outerspace Elvis - by Fabio Sassi - 15 November

Nostalgia - by Matt Potter - 17 November  (n/f)

Bell Curve II - by Maude Larke - 19 November

Burlesque Cat - by Kyle Hemmings - 21 November

Blitz - by Susan Tepper - 21 November 

Bell Curve III - by Maude Larke - 26 November

Arrival - by Mira Desai - 28 November

Rock, Kate and Lilli - by D.M. Simone - 28 November 

The Comfort of Friends - by Linda Simoni-Wastila - 30 November

Relics - by Cheri Ause - 30 November  

 

 

October 2012 - the fiction theme is Virtualism. There is no theme for non-fiction.

Heritage - by D.M. Simone - 28 September 

Legacy - by Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 28 September 

Click It - by Fabio Sassi - 1 October 

A Virtual Deal - by Abha Iyengar - 3 October

Payback - by Mira Desai - 3 October 

Be French - by Imelda Wilde - 6 October  (n/f)

Like - by Fabio Sassi - 8 October 

Aliens - by Kyle Hemmings - 10 October

You Say Tu Dou, I Say Ma Ling Shu - by Stephen V. Ramey - 10 October 

Triggering the Imagination - by Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 13 October  (n/f)

Explorer - by Fabio Sassi - 15 October 

How These Games Work - by Berit Ellingsen - 17 October

Intimacy - by Wayne Scheer - 17 October 

Designer Thinking - by Anne Scott - 20 October  (n/f) 

One Great Love - by Len Kuntz - 24 October 

Kindle vs. Paperback - by Erin Cole - 24 October

The Secret of My Success - by William Cullen, Jr. - 27 October  (n/f) 

un deux trois - by Susan Tepper - 31 October 

 

 

May 2012 - the theme for fiction and non-fiction is cities.

The Featured Author is Corey Mesler

Getting to G-- - by Corey Mesler - 1 May

Sister Act 3 - by Samuel Cole - 2 May

The Bloodstream City - by Shayla Hawkins - 3 May

One Night in Paris - by Anne Scott - 4 May 

David and Big Bird - by Phillis Ideal - 5 May  (n/f)

The First Tour - by Vanessa Mather - 6 May  (n/f) 

The Surprise - by Kerry Lown Whalen - 7 May

Bluff City - by Corey Mesler - 8 May

Cities - by Cezarija Abartis - 9 May

Roamin' in Cleveland - by Neila Mezynski - 10 May

Sleepy Bombay - by Ankit Govil - 11 May

San Francisco Girl - by Joanne Jagoda - 12 May  (n/f)

Miami. Just the Facts - by Ron Campbell - 13 May  (n/f)

City girls never need car keys - by Martha Rand - 14 May

City of Poets - by Corey Mesler - 15 May

New York City Writers' Convention - by Penn Stewart - 16 May

Strobe Lights and a Few Coins - by Abha Iyengar - 17 May 

Greyhounds - by Len Kuntz - 18 May

Splendour in the Shade - by Brigita Orel - 19 May  (n/f)

Calgary - by Ron Campbell - 20 May  (n/f)

NOLA to Philly - by Richard Bon - 21 May 

The Travels of Cocoa Poem Lorry -  by Corey Mesler - 22 May

Three Months to Summer - by Arunima Mazumdar - 23 May

Bedford-Stuyvesant - by Michael Dickes - 24 May

Pathways - by Stephen V. Ramey - 25 May

Magnificence - by Susan Tepper - 25 May

Mean Mom - by Mindy Shelton - 26 May  (n/f)

Portland - by Ron Campbell - 27 May  (n/f)  

 

 

April 2012 - the theme for fiction and non-fiction is India.

The Featured Author is Abha Iyengar.

Swinging - by Abha Iyengar - 2 April

A Fall - by Tanvi Srivastava - 4 April

Holi Hai - by Uma Gowrishankar - 4 April 

Agra Road  /  Bare Ruined Palace - by Bill Yarrow - 7 April  (n/f) 

Chilled - by Abha Iyengar - 9 April

Gigolo Maami - by Sharanya Manivannan - 11 April

The Wedding Saga - by Ankit Govil - 11 April

The Mantra - by Abha Iyengar - 16 April 

The day of silent prayers - by Mira Desai - 18 April

Kumbakonam - by Uma Gowrishankar - 18 April

Sacred Ash - by Sathyanarain Muralidharan - 18 April 

Weekend Getaway - by Abha Iyengar - 23 April 

Twenty Eight - by Asad Ali Junaid - 25 April

The Ride Home - by Rajni Gupta - 25 April

Starving in India - by Valerie Kravette - 25 April 

Reality Check - by Abha Iyengar - 30 April 

 

 

March 2012 - the theme for fiction is food and drinks. (There is no theme for non-fiction.)

The Featured Author is Jason S. Andrews.

Tap Dancing Redux - by Joanne Jagoda - 3 March  (n/f)

The Tea Room (Part 1) - by Jason S. Andrews - 5 March

Tea with Aunty - by Kate Alexander-Kirk - 7 March

On the Half Shell - by Len Kuntz - 7 March

The Blessings of Saint Vincent - by Maude Larke - 7 March

Chili with Extra Spice - by Jennifer Donnell - 10 March  (n/f)

The Tea Room Part 2 - by Jason S. Andrews - 12 March

Lucky Nickel - by Cezarija Abartis - 14 March

Eggplant Rhapsody - by Mira Desai - 14 March

Miss Margaret's Apples - by Shayla Hawkins - 14 March

Not as Much Fun as Mr Blake - by Jonathan Slusher - 17 March  (n/f)

The Tea Room (Part 3) - by Jason S. Andrews - 19 March

Meringue - by Stephen V. Ramey - 21 March

River - by Michael Webb - 21 March

When I Weighed Two-and-Twenty - by Peggy Landsman - 21 March

Abide with Me - by Maureen Deaver Purcell - 24 March  (n/f) 

The Tea Room Part 4 - by Jason S. Andrews - 26 March

Samantha at the Diner - by Joanne Jagoda - 28 March

Kappuccino Extra - by Bobbi Lurie - 28 March

Dance of the Three-Legged Stool - by Howie Good - 28 March

The messy love affair - by Imelda Wilde - 31 March

 

 

February 2012 - the theme for fiction is seasons.

Changes - by Martha Rand - 1 February

Dusting - by Susan Tepper - 1 February

Great Great Uncle Charlie - by Gill Hoffs - 4 February  (n/f)

Simmer - by Luisa Brenta - 6 February

Orangina and Yogurt - by Michael Webb - 8 February

The Four Seasons - by Howie Good - 8 February

From Russia with Gloves - by Sharon Louise Stephenson - 11 February (n/f)

Incommunicado - by Luisa Brenta - 13 February

A Stomach for All Seasons - by Nathaniel Tower - 15 February

Warm Weather Games - by Diane D. Gillette - 15 February

Showdown at l'aire de jeux - by Jonathan Slusher - 18 February  (n/f)

Borders - by Luisa Brenta - 20 February

What the Seasons Mean to Me - by Len Kuntz - 22 February

All in the Family - by Taylor Duke Vonville - 22 February 

Winter in Acapulco - by Cheryl Anne Gardner - 24 February 

Priority One - by Joe Kapitan - 24 February

Impromptu - by Karyn Eisler - 25 February  (n/f)

Coverup - by Luisa Brenta - 27 February

Questions - by Kerry Lown Whalen - 29 February

Christmas in Nicaragua - by Stephen V. Ramey - 29 February 

 

 

January 2012 - the theme for fiction is music.

Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow - by Len Kuntz - 4 January

Discontinuo - by Maude Larke - 4 January

Thursday Afternoon in Jerusalem - by Joanne Jagoda - 7 January  (n/f) 

Choreography - by Kathy Conde - 8 January

Guitars for the Devil - by John Kujawski - 11 January

Grimm Business - by Joyce Lautens O'Brien - 11 January 

Vivace - by Howie Good - 11 January

Keep Smiling - by D.M. Simone - 14 January  (n/f)

The Art of Escape - by Kathy Conde - 15 January

A Jazz Tune-Up - by Wayne Scheer - 18 January

Entertainers and Dreamers Grow Bitter Eventually - by Nicola Belte - 18 January

Working Dinner - by Gill Hoffs - 18 January

Next Time You'll Pay Me - by Lazlo Fitch - 21 January  (n/f)

Skin - by Kathy Conde - 22 January

At the Reception - by Samuel Cole - 25 January

Piano Sonata in C. Major, K. 545 - by Guilie Castillo-Oriard - 25 January

Heart and Mind - by Cezarija Abartis - 25 January

The Punishment - by Berit Ellingsen - 27 January

The Plan - by Jules Archer - 27 January

A Letter From Your Editor - by JP Reese - 28 January  (n/f)

Grace - by Kathy Conde - 29 January  

 

 

December 2011 - the theme for fiction is age.

Thin Red Lines - by Claudia Bierschenk - 1 December

The Recovery Room - by Phillis Ideal - 3 December  (n/f)

The Anniversary Dinner - by Susan Gibb - 6 December - written for Pure Slush's first birthday

The Squash Generation - by Abha Iyengar - 7 December

To a Student on Facebook during Class - by Howie Good - 7 December

Jump Start - by Corey Mesler - 7 December

Ariel Sharon's Brain - by Diana J. Wynne - 7 December 

Caps - by Claudia Bierschenk - 8 December

Days Like This - by Chris Galvin - 10 December  (n/f)

Early Morning Reverie - by Wayne Scheer - 14 December 

Warts - by Cheryl Anne Gardner - 14 December

Much Less Me - by Samuel Cole - 14 December 

Clay - by Claudia Bierschenk - 15 December

Protein - by Gill Hoffs - 17 December  (n/f)

I was the only one who asked - by Alun Williams - 21 December

Residual Idealism - by Bobbi Lurie - 21 December

The Last Real Human Being in Hollywood - by Gay Degani - 21 December 

Ends - by Claudia Bierschenk - 22 December

The Glass Bowl - by Phillis Ideal - 24 December  (n/f)

Loose Screw - by Linda Simoni-Wastila - 28 December

Ash - by Susan Tepper - 28 December

First Bike Ride - by Nathaniel Tower - 28 December

Single Room - by Claudia Bierschenk - 29 December

No - by Joyce Juzwik - 30 December

Thread of Time - by Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw - 30 December

A Cast of Thousands (of Hooves) - by Maude Larke - 31 December  (n/f)

 

 

November 2011 - the theme for fiction is religion.

Seeing the Light - by Kim Hutchinson - 1 November

Under the Big Black Box - by Vanessa Weibler Paris - 2 November

Blink and He's Gone - by Carolyn Cordon - 2 November

Fluency - by William Henderson - 5 November  (n/f)

Creatures - by Kim Hutchinson - 8 November 

Born Again - by Thomas Sullivan - 9 November

Worst Case Scenario and Little Bitty Prayer - by Howie Good - 9 November

Certain Circles - by Chad Haskins - 9 November

Commitment - by Stephen V. Ramey - 9 November 

Cursed - by Berit Ellingsen - 12 November  (n/f)

Us and Them - by Kim Hutchinson - 15 November

Jesus Fritos - by Nathaniel Tower - 16 November

Wednesdays - by Maree Kimberley - 16 November

Yellow - by Gill Hoffs - 16 November

Saved, Nevertheless - by Barry Basden - 16 November

Temporary Anger - by Murray Dunlap - 19 November  (n/f)

Solid - by Kim Hutchinson - 22 November

Nearing the Solstice - by Susan Tepper - 23 November

Goblin Thanks - by LaVa Payne - 23 November

A Born Joiner - by Maude Larke - 23 November 

Before Swine - by Joanna Delooze - 25 November

After Swine - by Ron Campbell - 25 November 

Catholic Boot Camp - by Meg Tuite - 26 November  (n/f)

Reflections - by Kim Hutchinson - 29 November

 

 

October 2011 - theme (both fiction and non-fiction) is writing

A Fictional Interview with a Writer of a Lot of Fiction - by Con Chapman - 1 October  (n/f)

The Serious Writer And His Mother - by Marcus Speh - 3 October 

Maelstrom - by Mary McCluskey - 4 October

Right - by Michael Webb - 5 October

Protagonist - by Jennifer Donnell - 6 October

Birds - by Timmy Reed - 7 October

Writers in Love - by Gary Percesepe -  8 October  (n/f)

The Social Life Of The Serious Writer - by Marcus Speh - 10 October

Working Week: 5 poems - by Howie Good 

The World is Running Down - 10 October 

Poem - 11 October 

Period - 12 October 

The Gloom of Sometimes - 13 October 

After Rejection - 14 October

The Story - by Chris Dean - 15 October

The Serious Writer And His Hamster - by Marcus Speh - 17 October

The Spindle of Necessity - by Sally Reno - 18 October

Chiowaga On The Path - by Dennis Mahagin - 19 October 

I Wrote A Book - by Nathaniel Tower - 20 October

Killing the Neighbors - by Marda Miller - 21 October

Dear Diary - by Jack Swenson - 22 October  (n/f)

So This Is What You Do On Your Day Off? - by Meg Tuite - 23 October

The Serious Writer Buys An iPad - by Marcus Speh - 24 October 

Cuttings - by Joanna Delooze - 25 October

Duty Free - by Gill Hoffs - 26 October

Constructive Criticism - by Charley Daveler - 27 October

Belly Laugh - by Andrew Stancek - 28 October

Black Heart - by Len Kuntz - 28 October 

A Writer's Little Pity Party - by Thomas Sullivan - 29 October  (n/f) 

The Serious Writer Cuddles Up - by Marcus Speh - 31 October

 

 

September 2011

 - travel, one story per day (fiction or non-fiction), was published in early September. In late September, fiction took a turn with counterpoint, two writers expressing a viewpoint each within a relationship.

The Big Time - by Edison Blake - 1 September

 

Summer Lawn - by Shelagh Power-Chopra - 2 September


Arc - by Anne Smith - 3 September 

When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go - by Abha Iyengar - 4 September  (n/f)

The Starveling - by Gill Hoffs - 5 September

Girl with Crescent Smile - by Danny Goodman - 6 September

Everything the Same - by Joyce Lautens O'Brien - 7 September

Hotel - by Susan Tepper - 8 September

Excuse Me. Have You Seen My Shirt? - by Sabrina Ogden - 9 September

Train Fare - by Matthew Brennan - 10 September

Myths About Flying - by Jesse Cheng - 11 September  (n/f)

Fidelity - by Chanel Dubofsky - 12 September

Passing - by Diana J. Wynne - 13 September  (n/f)

In Venice - by Gary Percesepe - 14 September

dock - by Shelagh Power-Chopra - 15 September

Lost in Amsterdam - by Matt DeVirgiliis - 16 September 

Ich bin heute nach der Türkei gefahren - by Matt Potter - 17 September  (n/f)

A Garden of Knives and Sugar -  by Christopher Allen - 21 September

Bantu - by Katrina Gray - 21 September

Taking on Mr Mancini - by Thomas Sullivan - 24 September  (n/f)

Me, My Mother and I - by Susan Gibb - 28 September

Miss - Gill Hoffs - 28 September

 

 

August 2011 - travel, one story per day (fiction or non-fiction)

Biker Moll at the Gay Lake - by Matt Potter - 1 August  (n/f)

The Common Tourist - by Luisa Brenta - 2 August

Choosing Mangoes - by Karen Eileen Sikola - 3 August  (n/f)

Watery Delights - by Lois Patton - 4 August  (n/f)

Stage Fright - by D.M. Simone - 5 August

Snow go - by Gill Hoffs - 6 August

Same Same - by Michael Webb - 7 August

That Summer in Greece - by Susan Tepper - 8 August  (n/f)

The Stuff Big Gulps Are Made Of - by Jules Archer - 9 August

How Slavery Ruined My Vacation - by Thomas Pluck - 10 August

A Simple Dream - by Judith Mesch - 11 August 

Excavation - by Angelle Scott - 12 August  (n/f)

Exploration - by Angelle Scott - 13 August  (n/f)

4:26AM - by Michael Webb - 14 August

In flight Entertainment - by Cheryl Anne Gardner - 15 August

A Vegetarian in Texas - by Hazel Foster - 16 August  (n/f)

Wien - by Meg Tuite - 17 August

Cherished IOPI0001 - by Maude Larke - 18 August

Travelers - by Phillis Ideal - 19 August  (n/f)

Heady Perfume - by James Lloyd Davis - 20 August

Bus Window Warning - by Michael Webb - 21 August 

Bluster-Fuck - by Gay Degani - 22 August

The Man Who Worked in the Catacombs - by Ron Campbell - 23 August  (n/f)

Jesus in Space - by Elizabeth Wylder - 24 August

Goat Fate - by Andrew Stancek - 25 August

Flights - by Andrew Stancek - 26 August

Nowhere in Sight - by Robert Vaughan - 27 August

A Killing in the Market - by Neil Serven - 28 August

Eastward Ho! - by Todd McKie - 29 August

Black Notes - by Len Kuntz - 30 August

The W Word - by Ron Campbell - 31 August  (n/f)


 

July 2011 - there was no theme for July, but instead we had ...

Meg Week

Skin of Memory - by Meg Tuite - 2 July  (n/f)

The State of the State of My Party - by Meg Sefton - 2 July  (n/f)

infinitesimal - by Meg Sefton - 6 July 2011

Buried - by Meg Tuite - 6 July 2011 

Matthew Week

Don't Call Me Samson - by Matt DeVirgiliis - 9 July  (n/f)

The Disintegration of the Human Soul - by Matthew Dexter - 9 July  (n/f) 

Family Album - by Matthew Dexter - 13 July

Monkey Business - by Matt DeVirgiliis - 13 July

Susan Week

Coming Down to the Basics - by Susan Gibb - 16 July  (n/f)

Luxury - by Susan Tepper - 16 July  (n/f)

Peach - by Susan Tepper - 20 July

Tree of Life Patterns - by Susan Gibb - 20 July

Michael Week 

Scrawny Kid with the Jewfro - by Michael J. Solender - 23 July  (n/f)

$534.67 - by Michael Webb - 23 July  (n/f)

Nugget - by Michael Webb - 27 July

Jerry Garcia Speaks from The Beyond - by Michael J. Solender - 27 July

 


June 2011 - fiction (theme: night) and non-fiction (n/f) 

Assuaging the Clown - by Stephen V. Ramey - 1 June

Spanish Limes - by Cheryl Anne Gardner - 1 June

I Want to Tell You About My Beard - by Jason Lee Norman - 4 June  (n/f)

Cupid's Challenge - by Joyce Juzwik - 8 June

An Open Letter to My English Professor - by Micaela Gardner - 11 June  (n/f)

Engulfing - by Maude Larke - 15 June

Don't Ask Me No Questions and I Won't Tell You No Lies - by Kathy Conde - 15 June 

Casablanca Revisited - by Ramon Collins - 18 June  (n/f) 

Campfire Story - by Michael Webb - 22 June

Zeke - by Kathy Conde - 22 June 

Anxiety is - by Jen Knox - 25 June  (n/f)

Dalliance - by Mark Rosenblum - 29 June

Trim Spa - by Cheryl Anne Gardner - 29 June

 

 

May 2011 - fiction (theme: queer) and non-fiction (n/f)

Act 1 Scene 1 - by Maude Larke - 4 May

Blackballed - by S.H. Gall - 4 May 

Luke makes a martini - by Rebecca Chekouras - 4 May 

On 'Friend'ship - by Jen Knox - 7 May  (n/f) 

In the Off-Season - by Edison Blake - 11 May 

Rolex Club - by Susan Tepper - 11 May

Luke learns mixology - by Rebecca Chekouras - 11 May

Cleanup Position - by Matthew Dexter - 14 May  (n/f)

The Number 4 - by Christopher Allen - 18 May

The Right Time - by Nicolette Wong - 18 May 

Luke in the hole - by Rebecca Chekouras - 18 May 

In the nude - by Marcus Speh - 21 May  (n/f)

Tyranny - Peter Mitchell - 25 May  

Luke's summer adventure - by Rebecca Chekouras - 25 May

Her - by M-S Schlender - 27 May 

Simo Freeshow - by Robert Vaughan - 27 May

Just Ahead - by Michael Webb - 28 May 

 

 

April 2011 - fiction (theme: laughter) and non-fiction (n/f) 

Keep Your Sugar Plum Fairies. Jack the Ripper's the Star of my Dreams - by Joyce Juzwik - 2 April  (n/f)

Clownface - by Shelagh Power-Chopra - 6 April

Fun - by Susan Tepper - 6 April

3 Poems - by Judith Mesch - 6 April 

Bring a Book - by Matt Potter - 9 April  (n/f) 

Identical Opposite - by Len Kuntz - 13 April

Moving to Los Angeles - by Robert Vaughan - 13 April

Light Bulbs - by Maude Larke - 16 April  (n/f)

The Funniest Thing - by Jason S. Andrews - 20 April

Heels Overhead - by Sean Pravica - 20 April

Bright Shiny Boxes - by Erin Zulkoski - 23 April  (n/f) 

Where Were You? - by Andrew Stancek - 27 April

Commercial Artistry - by Thomas Sullivan - 27 April 

The Last Laugh - by Meg Tuite - 30 April 

Slices of Life - by Estelle Bruno - 30 April  (n/f) 


 

March 2011 - fiction and non-fiction (n/f) - International Women's Month

Ladybug - by Meg Sefton - 2 March

Survival - by Susan Gibb - 5 March  (n/f)

Eyes Shut - by Erin Zulkoski - 9 March 

Trialogue - by Maude Larke - 12 March  (n/f)

Soup Bean Annie - by Linda Simoni-Wastila - 16 March

Jerusalem Syndrome - by Claudia Bierschenk - 19 March  (n/f) 

Thursday Girls - by Kim Hutchinson - 23 March

Berlin with a W - by M-S Schlender - 26 March  (n/f)

Mothers - by Luisa Brenta - 30 March

 

 

February 2011 - fiction (theme: shoes) and non-fiction (n/f)

Unfinished Business - by John Wentworth Chapin - 2 February 

Confessions - by Phoebe Wilcox - 2 February

Taking Leave - by Luisa Brenta - 5 February  (n/f) 

Red - by Denrele Ogunwa - 9 February

Just had a tango lesson I can't afford - by Jason S. Andrews - 9 February

Hurricane Season - by Matthew Dexter - 12 February  (n/f)

Shells - by Michelle Reale - 16 February

2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 1962 - by David O'Neal- 16 February

It Came to Pass After This - by Karen Eileen Sikola - 19 February  (n/f)

Solemate - by Lauri Martin - 23 February 

Straight and True - by Todd McKie - 23 February

The Gift - by Sivakami Velliangiri - 25 February 

A Walk through Midtown - by Randy Lowens - 25 February

The Bridge of Stolen Shoes - by Grey Johnson - 26 February  (n/f)

June 2013 - the fiction theme is personal spaceLen Kuntz is the Featured Author.

Resemblances - by Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 1 June  (n/f)

Leaving the Pages - by Anne Scott - 2 June

The Stork and the Trout - by Desmond Shortt - 5 June

Glasses - by Cezarija Abartis - 6 June

Everyone Has a Story - by Len Kuntz - 7 June 

An Actress - by Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 8 June  (n/f)

Marked - by Chris Vola - 9 June

Naptime - by Claudia Bierschenk - 10 June

Personal Space - by Fabio Sassi - 11 June

In Check - by Nate Depke - 12 June

When Nature Calls - by Michael Gillan Maxwell - 13 June 

As Different as the Same - by Len Kuntz - 14 June

See Me As I Am - by Samuel Cole - 15 June 

Crossed Lines - by Abha Iyengar - 16 June

red tail-lights fade - by James Claffey - 17 June

Discovering Beth - by Derek Osborne - 18 June

The Futile Filcher - by Catherine Noble - 19 June 

Study Habits - by Paul Beckman - 20 June 

Not For a Minute - by Len Kuntz - 21 June

Therapeutic Space - by Gloria Garfunkel - 23 June

Suspicions Verified - by Tom Fegan - 24 June

The Woman at 4 AM - by Diane Hoover Bechtler - 25 June 

What It Means to be a Woman - by h. l. nelson - 26 June

A Night on Harvey's Couch - by Wayne Scheer - 27 June 

Every Four Years - by Len Kuntz - 28 June

Blood and Water - by Matt DeVirgiliis - 29 June 

The Pig and the Pope - by Ellen Smithee - 30 June

 

May 2013 - the fiction theme is technologyCS DeWildt is the Featured Author.

Every Job Requires the Right Tool - by CS DeWildt - 6 May

Produce - by h. l. nelson - 8 May

Angry Dad - by Jonathan Slusher - 8 May

The Rolls-Royce of Prosthetics - by CS DeWildt - 13 May

Phone Call - by Cezarija Abartis - 15 May

Still Life with Batteries - by Fabio Sassi - 15 May

Recovery Period - by CS DeWildt - 20 May

Wise and With It - by Abha Iyengar - 22 May

Bells and Whistles - by Tom Fegan - 22 May

Fire - by CS DeWildt - 27 May

House Call - by Samuel Cole - 29 May

Magic Numbers - by Gloria Garfunkel - 29 May

 

April 2013 - the fiction theme is ego!!Shayla Hawkins is the Featured Author.

Six Wives - by Shayla Hawkins - 1 April

Fat Tony - by Derek Osborne - 3 April

Chicken - by Julia Watson - 3 April

Let There Be Comedy Tonight - by Wayne Scheer - 3 April 

Discordant Notes - by Abha Iyengar - 5 April 

Killer - by Tom Fegan - 5 April 

American Writer - by Mike Epifani - 5 April 

Leaves - by Anne Scott - 6 April  (n/f)

Cream - by Shayla Hawkins - 8 April

Which Face Today? - by Samuel Cole - 10 April

A Working Man - by Paul Beckman - 10 April 

Oh Shit Flirty Asian Chick - by Denny P. Yanker - 10 April

Meditation on MS - by h.l. nelson - 12 April

Bargain Rate: Special Gifts - by Martin Heavisides - 12 April 

The Christmas Table - by Shayla Hawkins - 22 April

A Million Batmans - by Mark Kingston - 24 April

Tales of Resistance - by Gloria Garfunkel - 24 April

Decoration - by Paul Combs - 26 April

Man in the Mirror - by Mark Fowler - 26 April

Rex is Dead - by Brooke Guffey - 26 April

I Am King - by Shayla Hawkins - 29 April

 

March 2013 - the fiction theme is fashion. There is no theme for non-fiction. Andrew Stancek is the Featured Author.

Sweet Dreams - by Andrew Stancek - 3 March 

Sally Wore Two Petticoats - by Jo Gatford - 6 March

Life's Meaning - by Gloria Garfunkel - 6 March

Salty Tears - by Andrew Stancek - 10 March 

Caged Relief - by h. l. nelson - 13 March

Fashion Lessons - by Joanne Jagoda - 13 March

Reunion - by Colin W. Campbell - 13 March

Sauerkraut - by Andrew Stancek - 17 March 

No Sense of Fashion - by Kyle Hemmings - 20 March

Dress Size - by Beate Sigriddaughter - 20 March

Spring Fashion - by Stephen V. Ramey - 20 March 

Reds - by Kyle Hemmings - 27 March

On the Street - by Tom Fegan - 27 March

Pop Scene - by Stacey Spencer - 27 March

 

February 2013 - the fiction theme for February is the office. There is no theme for non-fiction. Matt Potter is the Featured Author.

The Never Far From Home Café, Friday, 1.57pm - by Matt Potter - 1 February

mumbling in his sleep - by James Claffey - 2 February  (n/f)

Office Romance - by Cezarija Abartis - 6 February

Office Routine - by Wayne Scheer - 6 February

Office Rapport - by Stephen V. Ramey - 6 February 

Earlier - by Matt Potter - 8 February

People You Might Know - by Jonathan Slusher - 9 February  (n/f) 

Orwellian Industries Annual Retreat - by Gloria Garfunkel - 13 February 

Boom - by Len Kuntz - 13 February 

Earlier Again - by Matt Potter - 15 February

Correction - by Claudia Bierschenk - 16 February  (n/f) 

Beauty and the Beast: At the Law Firm - by Beate Sigriddaughter - 20 February 

The Interview Outerview - by Colin W. Campbell - 20 February 

Even Earlier Still - by Matt Potter - 22 February

Recyclables - by Carol Deminski - 27 February 

Cubie - by Susan Tepper - 27 February

The Last Day at the Office - by Tom Fegan - 27 February 

Death by Call Center - by h. l. nelson - 27 February 

 

January 2013 - the fiction theme is copycat. There is no theme for non-fiction. Guilie Castillo-Oriard is the Featured Author.

Unspeakable - by Carolyn Cordon - 2 January

Red Windmill - by Stephen V. Ramey - 2 January

The Sincerest Form of Flattery - by Guilie Castillo-Oriard - 7 January 

Apples - by Cezarija Abartis - 9 January

Surfing the Storm - by Sarah Collie - 9 January

Years of Study - Guilie Castillo-Oriard - 14 January 

Like Father, Like Son - by Kyle Hemmings - 16 January

Fatty - by Kyle Hemmings - 16 January

The First in Anyone's Memory - Guilie Castillo-Oriard - 21 January 

Venezuela - by Susan Tepper - 23 January

The Dawn of Falling Banks - by Fabio Sassi - 23 January 

The Bogie Comeback - Guilie Castillo-Oriard - 28 January 

Last Night - by Len Kuntz - 30 January

Lawn Care - by Penn Stewart - 30 January

 

December 2012 - the fiction theme for December is adverti$ing. There is no theme for non-fiction. Diana J. Wynne is the Featured Author, while John Wentworth Chapin and Michelle Elvy feature in counterpoint.

6 December is also Pure Slush's second birthday. Many writers submitted stories and poems on the theme celebrate - 6 December.

Truth in Advertising 1: Read Between the Lines - by Diana J. Wynne - 8 December  (n/f)

The Future is Marriage Counseling - by William Cullen, Jr - 12 December

Steps to Building a Bigger Butt - by Stephen V. Ramey - 12 December

Truth in Advertising 2: Your Mind, Our Matter - by Diana J. Wynne - 15 December  (n/f)

Ugly Boys - by Kyle Hemmings - 19 December

How to Put the Mad in Men - by Matt McGee - 19 December

Truth in Advertising 3: Tahitian Vanilla - by Diana J. Wynne - 22 December  (n/f) 

Oh, that Julia Roberts - by Susan Tepper - 26 December

Kaleidobrandscope - by Fabio Sassi - 26 December

Aftershock - by John Wentworth Chapin - 28 December

The Thing about George - by Michelle Elvy - 28 December

Truth in Advertising 4: I'm Dreaming of a Black Friday: Ode to Skymall - by Diana J. Wynne - 29 December  (n/f)  

 

 

November 2012 - the fiction theme for November is fame. There is no theme for non-fiction. Maude Larke is the Featured Author.

Quasi Warhol Marilyn - by Fabio Sassi - 1 November

Power Games - by Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 3 November  (n/f)

Not So Hard - by Maude Larke - 5 November

The Sound of the Wind When It is Rushing and You Have Nowhere to Go - by Jon Morgan Davies - 7 November

Fame Like a Drug - by Len Kuntz - 7 November 

Fab 2 + 2 - by Fabio Sassi - 8 November

Tennessee Waltz at the Rose Tattoo - by Sally Reno - 10 November  (n/f) 

Mania - by Maude Larke - 12 November

Altamira - by Cezarija Abartis - 14 November

Elena - by Prospero E. Pulma, Jr - 14 November  

Outerspace Elvis - by Fabio Sassi - 15 November

Nostalgia - by Matt Potter - 17 November  (n/f)

Bell Curve II - by Maude Larke - 19 November

Burlesque Cat - by Kyle Hemmings - 21 November

Blitz - by Susan Tepper - 21 November 

Bell Curve III - by Maude Larke - 26 November

Arrival - by Mira Desai - 28 November

Rock, Kate and Lilli - by D.M. Simone - 28 November 

The Comfort of Friends - by Linda Simoni-Wastila - 30 November

Relics - by Cheri Ause - 30 November  

 

 

October 2012 - the fiction theme is Virtualism. There is no theme for non-fiction.

Heritage - by D.M. Simone - 28 September 

Legacy - by Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 28 September 

Click It - by Fabio Sassi - 1 October 

A Virtual Deal - by Abha Iyengar - 3 October

Payback - by Mira Desai - 3 October 

Be French - by Imelda Wilde - 6 October  (n/f)

Like - by Fabio Sassi - 8 October 

Aliens - by Kyle Hemmings - 10 October

You Say Tu Dou, I Say Ma Ling Shu - by Stephen V. Ramey - 10 October 

Triggering the Imagination - by Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 13 October  (n/f)

Explorer - by Fabio Sassi - 15 October 

How These Games Work - by Berit Ellingsen - 17 October

Intimacy - by Wayne Scheer - 17 October 

Designer Thinking - by Anne Scott - 20 October  (n/f) 

One Great Love - by Len Kuntz - 24 October 

Kindle vs. Paperback - by Erin Cole - 24 October

The Secret of My Success - by William Cullen, Jr. - 27 October  (n/f) 

un deux trois - by Susan Tepper - 31 October 

 

 

May 2012 - the theme for fiction and non-fiction is cities.

The Featured Author is Corey Mesler

Getting to G-- - by Corey Mesler - 1 May

Sister Act 3 - by Samuel Cole - 2 May

The Bloodstream City - by Shayla Hawkins - 3 May

One Night in Paris - by Anne Scott - 4 May 

David and Big Bird - by Phillis Ideal - 5 May  (n/f)

The First Tour - by Vanessa Mather - 6 May  (n/f) 

The Surprise - by Kerry Lown Whalen - 7 May

Bluff City - by Corey Mesler - 8 May

Cities - by Cezarija Abartis - 9 May

Roamin' in Cleveland - by Neila Mezynski - 10 May

Sleepy Bombay - by Ankit Govil - 11 May

San Francisco Girl - by Joanne Jagoda - 12 May  (n/f)

Miami. Just the Facts - by Ron Campbell - 13 May  (n/f)

City girls never need car keys - by Martha Rand - 14 May

City of Poets - by Corey Mesler - 15 May

New York City Writers' Convention - by Penn Stewart - 16 May

Strobe Lights and a Few Coins - by Abha Iyengar - 17 May 

Greyhounds - by Len Kuntz - 18 May

Splendour in the Shade - by Brigita Orel - 19 May  (n/f)

Calgary - by Ron Campbell - 20 May  (n/f)

NOLA to Philly - by Richard Bon - 21 May 

The Travels of Cocoa Poem Lorry -  by Corey Mesler - 22 May

Three Months to Summer - by Arunima Mazumdar - 23 May

Bedford-Stuyvesant - by Michael Dickes - 24 May

Pathways - by Stephen V. Ramey - 25 May

Magnificence - by Susan Tepper - 25 May

Mean Mom - by Mindy Shelton - 26 May  (n/f)

Portland - by Ron Campbell - 27 May  (n/f)  

 

 

April 2012 - the theme for fiction and non-fiction is India.

The Featured Author is Abha Iyengar.

Swinging - by Abha Iyengar - 2 April

A Fall - by Tanvi Srivastava - 4 April

Holi Hai - by Uma Gowrishankar - 4 April 

Agra Road  /  Bare Ruined Palace - by Bill Yarrow - 7 April  (n/f) 

Chilled - by Abha Iyengar - 9 April

Gigolo Maami - by Sharanya Manivannan - 11 April

The Wedding Saga - by Ankit Govil - 11 April

The Mantra - by Abha Iyengar - 16 April 

The day of silent prayers - by Mira Desai - 18 April

Kumbakonam - by Uma Gowrishankar - 18 April

Sacred Ash - by Sathyanarain Muralidharan - 18 April 

Weekend Getaway - by Abha Iyengar - 23 April 

Twenty Eight - by Asad Ali Junaid - 25 April

The Ride Home - by Rajni Gupta - 25 April

Starving in India - by Valerie Kravette - 25 April 

Reality Check - by Abha Iyengar - 30 April 

 

 

March 2012 - the theme for fiction is food and drinks. (There is no theme for non-fiction.)

The Featured Author is Jason S. Andrews.

Tap Dancing Redux - by Joanne Jagoda - 3 March  (n/f)

The Tea Room (Part 1) - by Jason S. Andrews - 5 March

Tea with Aunty - by Kate Alexander-Kirk - 7 March

On the Half Shell - by Len Kuntz - 7 March

The Blessings of Saint Vincent - by Maude Larke - 7 March

Chili with Extra Spice - by Jennifer Donnell - 10 March  (n/f)

The Tea Room Part 2 - by Jason S. Andrews - 12 March

Lucky Nickel - by Cezarija Abartis - 14 March

Eggplant Rhapsody - by Mira Desai - 14 March

Miss Margaret's Apples - by Shayla Hawkins - 14 March

Not as Much Fun as Mr Blake - by Jonathan Slusher - 17 March  (n/f)

The Tea Room (Part 3) - by Jason S. Andrews - 19 March

Meringue - by Stephen V. Ramey - 21 March

River - by Michael Webb - 21 March

When I Weighed Two-and-Twenty - by Peggy Landsman - 21 March

Abide with Me - by Maureen Deaver Purcell - 24 March  (n/f) 

The Tea Room Part 4 - by Jason S. Andrews - 26 March

Samantha at the Diner - by Joanne Jagoda - 28 March

Kappuccino Extra - by Bobbi Lurie - 28 March

Dance of the Three-Legged Stool - by Howie Good - 28 March

The messy love affair - by Imelda Wilde - 31 March

 

 

February 2012 - the theme for fiction is seasons.

Changes - by Martha Rand - 1 February

Dusting - by Susan Tepper - 1 February

Great Great Uncle Charlie - by Gill Hoffs - 4 February  (n/f)

Simmer - by Luisa Brenta - 6 February

Orangina and Yogurt - by Michael Webb - 8 February

The Four Seasons - by Howie Good - 8 February

From Russia with Gloves - by Sharon Louise Stephenson - 11 February (n/f)

Incommunicado - by Luisa Brenta - 13 February

A Stomach for All Seasons - by Nathaniel Tower - 15 February

Warm Weather Games - by Diane D. Gillette - 15 February

Showdown at l'aire de jeux - by Jonathan Slusher - 18 February  (n/f)

Borders - by Luisa Brenta - 20 February

What the Seasons Mean to Me - by Len Kuntz - 22 February

All in the Family - by Taylor Duke Vonville - 22 February 

Winter in Acapulco - by Cheryl Anne Gardner - 24 February 

Priority One - by Joe Kapitan - 24 February

Impromptu - by Karyn Eisler - 25 February  (n/f)

Coverup - by Luisa Brenta - 27 February

Questions - by Kerry Lown Whalen - 29 February

Christmas in Nicaragua - by Stephen V. Ramey - 29 February 

 

 

January 2012 - the theme for fiction is music.

Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow - by Len Kuntz - 4 January

Discontinuo - by Maude Larke - 4 January

Thursday Afternoon in Jerusalem - by Joanne Jagoda - 7 January  (n/f) 

Choreography - by Kathy Conde - 8 January

Guitars for the Devil - by John Kujawski - 11 January

Grimm Business - by Joyce Lautens O'Brien - 11 January 

Vivace - by Howie Good - 11 January

Keep Smiling - by D.M. Simone - 14 January  (n/f)

The Art of Escape - by Kathy Conde - 15 January

A Jazz Tune-Up - by Wayne Scheer - 18 January

Entertainers and Dreamers Grow Bitter Eventually - by Nicola Belte - 18 January

Working Dinner - by Gill Hoffs - 18 January

Next Time You'll Pay Me - by Lazlo Fitch - 21 January  (n/f)

Skin - by Kathy Conde - 22 January

At the Reception - by Samuel Cole - 25 January

Piano Sonata in C. Major, K. 545 - by Guilie Castillo-Oriard - 25 January

Heart and Mind - by Cezarija Abartis - 25 January

The Punishment - by Berit Ellingsen - 27 January

The Plan - by Jules Archer - 27 January

A Letter From Your Editor - by JP Reese - 28 January  (n/f)

Grace - by Kathy Conde - 29 January  

 

 

December 2011 - the theme for fiction is age.

Thin Red Lines - by Claudia Bierschenk - 1 December

The Recovery Room - by Phillis Ideal - 3 December  (n/f)

The Anniversary Dinner - by Susan Gibb - 6 December - written for Pure Slush's first birthday

The Squash Generation - by Abha Iyengar - 7 December

To a Student on Facebook during Class - by Howie Good - 7 December

Jump Start - by Corey Mesler - 7 December

Ariel Sharon's Brain - by Diana J. Wynne - 7 December 

Caps - by Claudia Bierschenk - 8 December

Days Like This - by Chris Galvin - 10 December  (n/f)

Early Morning Reverie - by Wayne Scheer - 14 December 

Warts - by Cheryl Anne Gardner - 14 December

Much Less Me - by Samuel Cole - 14 December 

Clay - by Claudia Bierschenk - 15 December

Protein - by Gill Hoffs - 17 December  (n/f)

I was the only one who asked - by Alun Williams - 21 December

Residual Idealism - by Bobbi Lurie - 21 December

The Last Real Human Being in Hollywood - by Gay Degani - 21 December 

Ends - by Claudia Bierschenk - 22 December

The Glass Bowl - by Phillis Ideal - 24 December  (n/f)

Loose Screw - by Linda Simoni-Wastila - 28 December

Ash - by Susan Tepper - 28 December

First Bike Ride - by Nathaniel Tower - 28 December

Single Room - by Claudia Bierschenk - 29 December

No - by Joyce Juzwik - 30 December

Thread of Time - by Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw - 30 December

A Cast of Thousands (of Hooves) - by Maude Larke - 31 December  (n/f)

 

 

November 2011 - the theme for fiction is religion.

Seeing the Light - by Kim Hutchinson - 1 November

Under the Big Black Box - by Vanessa Weibler Paris - 2 November

Blink and He's Gone - by Carolyn Cordon - 2 November

Fluency - by William Henderson - 5 November  (n/f)

Creatures - by Kim Hutchinson - 8 November 

Born Again - by Thomas Sullivan - 9 November

Worst Case Scenario and Little Bitty Prayer - by Howie Good - 9 November

Certain Circles - by Chad Haskins - 9 November

Commitment - by Stephen V. Ramey - 9 November 

Cursed - by Berit Ellingsen - 12 November  (n/f)

Us and Them - by Kim Hutchinson - 15 November

Jesus Fritos - by Nathaniel Tower - 16 November

Wednesdays - by Maree Kimberley - 16 November

Yellow - by Gill Hoffs - 16 November

Saved, Nevertheless - by Barry Basden - 16 November

Temporary Anger - by Murray Dunlap - 19 November  (n/f)

Solid - by Kim Hutchinson - 22 November

Nearing the Solstice - by Susan Tepper - 23 November

Goblin Thanks - by LaVa Payne - 23 November

A Born Joiner - by Maude Larke - 23 November 

Before Swine - by Joanna Delooze - 25 November

After Swine - by Ron Campbell - 25 November 

Catholic Boot Camp - by Meg Tuite - 26 November  (n/f)

Reflections - by Kim Hutchinson - 29 November

 

 

October 2011 - theme (both fiction and non-fiction) is writing

A Fictional Interview with a Writer of a Lot of Fiction - by Con Chapman - 1 October  (n/f)

The Serious Writer And His Mother - by Marcus Speh - 3 October 

Maelstrom - by Mary McCluskey - 4 October

Right - by Michael Webb - 5 October

Protagonist - by Jennifer Donnell - 6 October

Birds - by Timmy Reed - 7 October

Writers in Love - by Gary Percesepe -  8 October  (n/f)

The Social Life Of The Serious Writer - by Marcus Speh - 10 October

Working Week: 5 poems - by Howie Good 

The World is Running Down - 10 October 

Poem - 11 October 

Period - 12 October 

The Gloom of Sometimes - 13 October 

After Rejection - 14 October

The Story - by Chris Dean - 15 October

The Serious Writer And His Hamster - by Marcus Speh - 17 October

The Spindle of Necessity - by Sally Reno - 18 October

Chiowaga On The Path - by Dennis Mahagin - 19 October 

I Wrote A Book - by Nathaniel Tower - 20 October

Killing the Neighbors - by Marda Miller - 21 October

Dear Diary - by Jack Swenson - 22 October  (n/f)

So This Is What You Do On Your Day Off? - by Meg Tuite - 23 October

The Serious Writer Buys An iPad - by Marcus Speh - 24 October 

Cuttings - by Joanna Delooze - 25 October

Duty Free - by Gill Hoffs - 26 October

Constructive Criticism - by Charley Daveler - 27 October

Belly Laugh - by Andrew Stancek - 28 October

Black Heart - by Len Kuntz - 28 October 

A Writer's Little Pity Party - by Thomas Sullivan - 29 October  (n/f) 

The Serious Writer Cuddles Up - by Marcus Speh - 31 October

 

 

September 2011

 - travel, one story per day (fiction or non-fiction), was published in early September. In late September, fiction took a turn with counterpoint, two writers expressing a viewpoint each within a relationship.

The Big Time - by Edison Blake - 1 September

 

Summer Lawn - by Shelagh Power-Chopra - 2 September


Arc - by Anne Smith - 3 September 

When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go - by Abha Iyengar - 4 September  (n/f)

The Starveling - by Gill Hoffs - 5 September

Girl with Crescent Smile - by Danny Goodman - 6 September

Everything the Same - by Joyce Lautens O'Brien - 7 September

Hotel - by Susan Tepper - 8 September

Excuse Me. Have You Seen My Shirt? - by Sabrina Ogden - 9 September

Train Fare - by Matthew Brennan - 10 September

Myths About Flying - by Jesse Cheng - 11 September  (n/f)

Fidelity - by Chanel Dubofsky - 12 September

Passing - by Diana J. Wynne - 13 September  (n/f)

In Venice - by Gary Percesepe - 14 September

dock - by Shelagh Power-Chopra - 15 September

Lost in Amsterdam - by Matt DeVirgiliis - 16 September 

Ich bin heute nach der Türkei gefahren - by Matt Potter - 17 September  (n/f)

A Garden of Knives and Sugar -  by Christopher Allen - 21 September

Bantu - by Katrina Gray - 21 September

Taking on Mr Mancini - by Thomas Sullivan - 24 September  (n/f)

Me, My Mother and I - by Susan Gibb - 28 September

Miss - Gill Hoffs - 28 September

 

 

August 2011 - travel, one story per day (fiction or non-fiction)

Biker Moll at the Gay Lake - by Matt Potter - 1 August  (n/f)

The Common Tourist - by Luisa Brenta - 2 August

Choosing Mangoes - by Karen Eileen Sikola - 3 August  (n/f)

Watery Delights - by Lois Patton - 4 August  (n/f)

Stage Fright - by D.M. Simone - 5 August

Snow go - by Gill Hoffs - 6 August

Same Same - by Michael Webb - 7 August

That Summer in Greece - by Susan Tepper - 8 August  (n/f)

The Stuff Big Gulps Are Made Of - by Jules Archer - 9 August

How Slavery Ruined My Vacation - by Thomas Pluck - 10 August

A Simple Dream - by Judith Mesch - 11 August 

Excavation - by Angelle Scott - 12 August  (n/f)

Exploration - by Angelle Scott - 13 August  (n/f)

4:26AM - by Michael Webb - 14 August

In flight Entertainment - by Cheryl Anne Gardner - 15 August

A Vegetarian in Texas - by Hazel Foster - 16 August  (n/f)

Wien - by Meg Tuite - 17 August

Cherished IOPI0001 - by Maude Larke - 18 August

Travelers - by Phillis Ideal - 19 August  (n/f)

Heady Perfume - by James Lloyd Davis - 20 August

Bus Window Warning - by Michael Webb - 21 August 

Bluster-Fuck - by Gay Degani - 22 August

The Man Who Worked in the Catacombs - by Ron Campbell - 23 August  (n/f)

Jesus in Space - by Elizabeth Wylder - 24 August

Goat Fate - by Andrew Stancek - 25 August

Flights - by Andrew Stancek - 26 August

Nowhere in Sight - by Robert Vaughan - 27 August

A Killing in the Market - by Neil Serven - 28 August

Eastward Ho! - by Todd McKie - 29 August

Black Notes - by Len Kuntz - 30 August

The W Word - by Ron Campbell - 31 August  (n/f)


 

July 2011 - there was no theme for July, but instead we had ...

Meg Week

Skin of Memory - by Meg Tuite - 2 July  (n/f)

The State of the State of My Party - by Meg Sefton - 2 July  (n/f)

infinitesimal - by Meg Sefton - 6 July 2011

Buried - by Meg Tuite - 6 July 2011 

Matthew Week

Don't Call Me Samson - by Matt DeVirgiliis - 9 July  (n/f)

The Disintegration of the Human Soul - by Matthew Dexter - 9 July  (n/f) 

Family Album - by Matthew Dexter - 13 July

Monkey Business - by Matt DeVirgiliis - 13 July

Susan Week

Coming Down to the Basics - by Susan Gibb - 16 July  (n/f)

Luxury - by Susan Tepper - 16 July  (n/f)

Peach - by Susan Tepper - 20 July

Tree of Life Patterns - by Susan Gibb - 20 July

Michael Week 

Scrawny Kid with the Jewfro - by Michael J. Solender - 23 July  (n/f)

$534.67 - by Michael Webb - 23 July  (n/f)

Nugget - by Michael Webb - 27 July

Jerry Garcia Speaks from The Beyond - by Michael J. Solender - 27 July

 


June 2011 - fiction (theme: night) and non-fiction (n/f) 

Assuaging the Clown - by Stephen V. Ramey - 1 June

Spanish Limes - by Cheryl Anne Gardner - 1 June

I Want to Tell You About My Beard - by Jason Lee Norman - 4 June  (n/f)

Cupid's Challenge - by Joyce Juzwik - 8 June

An Open Letter to My English Professor - by Micaela Gardner - 11 June  (n/f)

Engulfing - by Maude Larke - 15 June

Don't Ask Me No Questions and I Won't Tell You No Lies - by Kathy Conde - 15 June 

Casablanca Revisited - by Ramon Collins - 18 June  (n/f) 

Campfire Story - by Michael Webb - 22 June

Zeke - by Kathy Conde - 22 June 

Anxiety is - by Jen Knox - 25 June  (n/f)

Dalliance - by Mark Rosenblum - 29 June

Trim Spa - by Cheryl Anne Gardner - 29 June

 

 

May 2011 - fiction (theme: queer) and non-fiction (n/f)

Act 1 Scene 1 - by Maude Larke - 4 May

Blackballed - by S.H. Gall - 4 May 

Luke makes a martini - by Rebecca Chekouras - 4 May 

On 'Friend'ship - by Jen Knox - 7 May  (n/f) 

In the Off-Season - by Edison Blake - 11 May 

Rolex Club - by Susan Tepper - 11 May

Luke learns mixology - by Rebecca Chekouras - 11 May

Cleanup Position - by Matthew Dexter - 14 May  (n/f)

The Number 4 - by Christopher Allen - 18 May

The Right Time - by Nicolette Wong - 18 May 

Luke in the hole - by Rebecca Chekouras - 18 May 

In the nude - by Marcus Speh - 21 May  (n/f)

Tyranny - Peter Mitchell - 25 May  

Luke's summer adventure - by Rebecca Chekouras - 25 May

Her - by M-S Schlender - 27 May 

Simo Freeshow - by Robert Vaughan - 27 May

Just Ahead - by Michael Webb - 28 May 

 

 

April 2011 - fiction (theme: laughter) and non-fiction (n/f) 

Keep Your Sugar Plum Fairies. Jack the Ripper's the Star of my Dreams - by Joyce Juzwik - 2 April  (n/f)

Clownface - by Shelagh Power-Chopra - 6 April

Fun - by Susan Tepper - 6 April

3 Poems - by Judith Mesch - 6 April 

Bring a Book - by Matt Potter - 9 April  (n/f) 

Identical Opposite - by Len Kuntz - 13 April

Moving to Los Angeles - by Robert Vaughan - 13 April

Light Bulbs - by Maude Larke - 16 April  (n/f)

The Funniest Thing - by Jason S. Andrews - 20 April

Heels Overhead - by Sean Pravica - 20 April

Bright Shiny Boxes - by Erin Zulkoski - 23 April  (n/f) 

Where Were You? - by Andrew Stancek - 27 April

Commercial Artistry - by Thomas Sullivan - 27 April 

The Last Laugh - by Meg Tuite - 30 April 

Slices of Life - by Estelle Bruno - 30 April  (n/f) 


 

March 2011 - fiction and non-fiction (n/f) - International Women's Month

Ladybug - by Meg Sefton - 2 March

Survival - by Susan Gibb - 5 March  (n/f)

Eyes Shut - by Erin Zulkoski - 9 March 

Trialogue - by Maude Larke - 12 March  (n/f)

Soup Bean Annie - by Linda Simoni-Wastila - 16 March

Jerusalem Syndrome - by Claudia Bierschenk - 19 March  (n/f) 

Thursday Girls - by Kim Hutchinson - 23 March

Berlin with a W - by M-S Schlender - 26 March  (n/f)

Mothers - by Luisa Brenta - 30 March

 

 

February 2011 - fiction (theme: shoes) and non-fiction (n/f)

Unfinished Business - by John Wentworth Chapin - 2 February 

Confessions - by Phoebe Wilcox - 2 February

Taking Leave - by Luisa Brenta - 5 February  (n/f) 

Red - by Denrele Ogunwa - 9 February

Just had a tango lesson I can't afford - by Jason S. Andrews - 9 February

Hurricane Season - by Matthew Dexter - 12 February  (n/f)

Shells - by Michelle Reale - 16 February

2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 1962 - by David O'Neal- 16 February

It Came to Pass After This - by Karen Eileen Sikola - 19 February  (n/f)

Solemate - by Lauri Martin - 23 February 

Straight and True - by Todd McKie - 23 February

The Gift - by Sivakami Velliangiri - 25 February 

A Walk through Midtown - by Randy Lowens - 25 February

The Bridge of Stolen Shoes - by Grey Johnson - 26 February  (n/f)

May 2013

The fiction theme is technologyCS DeWildt is the Featured Author.

Every Job Requires the Right Tool - by CS DeWildt - 6 May

Produce - by h. l. nelson - 8 May

Angry Dad - by Jonathan Slusher - 8 May

The Rolls-Royce of Prosthetics - by CS DeWildt - 13 May

Phone Call - by Cezarija Abartis - 15 May

Still Life with Batteries - by Fabio Sassi - 15 May

Recovery Period - by CS DeWildt - 20 May

Wise and With It - by Abha Iyengar - 22 May

Bells and Whistles - by Tom Fegan - 22 May

Fire - by CS DeWildt - 27 May

House Call - by Samuel Cole - 29 May

Magic Numbers - by Gloria Garfunkel - 29 May

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April 2013

The fiction theme is ego!!Shayla Hawkins is the Featured Author.

Six Wives - by Shayla Hawkins - 1 April

Fat Tony - by Derek Osborne - 3 April

Chicken - by Julia Watson - 3 April

Let There Be Comedy Tonight - by Wayne Scheer - 3 April 

Discordant Notes - by Abha Iyengar - 5 April 

Killer - by Tom Fegan - 5 April 

American Writer - by Mike Epifani - 5 April 

Leaves - by Anne Scott - 6 April  (n/f)

Cream - by Shayla Hawkins - 8 April

Which Face Today? - by Samuel Cole - 10 April

A Working Man - by Paul Beckman - 10 April 

Oh Shit Flirty Asian Chick - by Denny P. Yanker - 10 April

Meditation on MS - by h.l. nelson - 12 April

Bargain Rate: Special Gifts - by Martin Heavisides - 12 April 

The Christmas Table - by Shayla Hawkins - 22 April

A Million Batmans - by Mark Kingston - 24 April

Tales of Resistance - by Gloria Garfunkel - 24 April

Decoration - by Paul Combs - 26 April

Man in the Mirror - by Mark Fowler - 26 April

Rex is Dead - by Brooke Guffey - 26 April

I Am King - by Shayla Hawkins - 29 April

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March 2013

The fiction theme is fashion. There is no theme for non-fiction. Andrew Stancek is the Featured Author.

Sweet Dreams - by Andrew Stancek - 3 March 

Sally Wore Two Petticoats - by Jo Gatford - 6 March

Life's Meaning - by Gloria Garfunkel - 6 March

Salty Tears - by Andrew Stancek - 10 March 

Caged Relief - by h. l. nelson - 13 March

Fashion Lessons - by Joanne Jagoda - 13 March

Reunion - by Colin W. Campbell - 13 March

Sauerkraut - by Andrew Stancek - 17 March 

No Sense of Fashion - by Kyle Hemmings - 20 March

Dress Size - by Beate Sigriddaughter - 20 March

Spring Fashion - by Stephen V. Ramey - 20 March 

Reds - by Kyle Hemmings - 27 March

On the Street - by Tom Fegan - 27 March

Pop Scene - by Stacey Spencer - 27 March

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February 2013

The fiction theme for February is the office. There is no theme for non-fiction. Matt Potter is the Featured Author.

The Never Far From Home Café, Friday, 1.57pm - by Matt Potter - 1 February

mumbling in his sleep - by James Claffey - 2 February  (n/f)

Office Romance - by Cezarija Abartis - 6 February

Office Routine - by Wayne Scheer - 6 February

Office Rapport - by Stephen V. Ramey - 6 February 

Earlier - by Matt Potter - 8 February

People You Might Know - by Jonathan Slusher - 9 February  (n/f) 

Orwellian Industries Annual Retreat - by Gloria Garfunkel - 13 February 

Boom - by Len Kuntz - 13 February 

Earlier Again - by Matt Potter - 15 February

Correction - by Claudia Bierschenk - 16 February  (n/f) 

Beauty and the Beast: At the Law Firm - by Beate Sigriddaughter - 20 February 

The Interview Outerview - by Colin W. Campbell - 20 February 

Even Earlier Still - by Matt Potter - 22 February

Recyclables - by Carol Deminski - 27 February 

The Last Day at the Office - by Tom Fegan - 27 February 

Death by Call Center - by h. l. nelson - 27 February

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January 2013

The fiction theme is copycat. There is no theme for non-fiction. Guilie Castillo Oriard is the Featured Author.

Unspeakable - by Carolyn Cordon - 2 January

Red Windmill - by Stephen V. Ramey - 2 January

The Sincerest Form of Flattery - by Guilie Castillo Oriard - 7 January 

Apples - by Cezarija Abartis - 9 January

Surfing the Storm - by Sarah Collie - 9 January

Years of Study - Guilie Castillo Oriard - 14 January 

Like Father, Like Son - by Kyle Hemmings - 16 January

Fatty - by Kyle Hemmings - 16 January

The First in Anyone's Memory - Guilie Castillo Oriard - 21 January 

The Dawn of Falling Banks - by Fabio Sassi - 23 January 

The Bogie Comeback - Guilie Castillo Oriard - 28 January 

Last Night - by Len Kuntz - 30 January

Lawn Care - by Penn Stewart - 30 January

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November 2012

The fiction theme for November is fame. There is no theme for non-fiction. Maude Larke is the Featured Author.

Quasi Warhol Marilyn - by Fabio Sassi - 1 November

Power Games - by Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 3 November  (n/f)

Not So Hard - by Maude Larke - 5 November

The Sound of the Wind When It is Rushing and You Have Nowhere to Go - by Jon Morgan Davies - 7 November

Fame Like a Drug - by Len Kuntz - 7 November 

Fab 2 + 2 - by Fabio Sassi - 8 November

Tennessee Waltz at the Rose Tattoo - by Sally Reno - 10 November  (n/f) 

Mania - by Maude Larke - 12 November

Altamira - by Cezarija Abartis - 14 November

Elena - by Prospero E. Pulma, Jr - 14 November  

Outerspace Elvis - by Fabio Sassi - 15 November

Nostalgia - by Matt Potter - 17 November  (n/f)

Bell Curve II - by Maude Larke - 19 November

Burlesque Cat - by Kyle Hemmings - 21 November

Bell Curve III - by Maude Larke - 26 November

Arrival - by Mira Desai - 28 November

Rock, Kate and Lilli - by D.M. Simone - 28 November 

The Comfort of Friends - by Linda Simoni-Wastila - 30 November

Relics - by Cheri Ause - 30 November

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October 2012

The fiction theme is Virtualism. There is no theme for non-fiction.

Heritage - by D.M. Simone - 28 September 

Legacy - by Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 28 September 

Click It - by Fabio Sassi - 1 October 

A Virtual Deal - by Abha Iyengar - 3 October

Payback - by Mira Desai - 3 October 

Be French - by Imelda Wilde - 6 October  (n/f)

Like - by Fabio Sassi - 8 October 

Aliens - by Kyle Hemmings - 10 October

You Say Tu Dou, I Say Ma Ling Shu - by Stephen V. Ramey - 10 October 

Triggering the Imagination - by Dusty-Anne Rhodes - 13 October  (n/f)

Explorer - by Fabio Sassi - 15 October 

How These Games Work - by Berit Ellingsen - 17 October

Intimacy - by Wayne Scheer - 17 October 

Designer Thinking - by Anne Scott - 20 October  (n/f) 

One Great Love - by Len Kuntz - 24 October 

Kindle vs. Paperback - by Erin Cole - 24 October

The Secret of My Success - by William Cullen, Jr. - 27 October  (n/f)

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May 2012

The theme for fiction and non-fiction is cities.

The Featured Author is Corey Mesler

Getting to G-- - by Corey Mesler - 1 May

Sister Act 3 - by Samuel Cole - 2 May

The Bloodstream City - by Shayla Hawkins - 3 May

One Night in Paris - by Anne Scott - 4 May 

David and Big Bird - by Phillis Ideal - 5 May  (n/f)

The First Tour - by Vanessa Mather - 6 May  (n/f) 

The Surprise - by Kerry Lown Whalen - 7 May

Bluff City - by Corey Mesler - 8 May

Cities - by Cezarija Abartis - 9 May

Roamin' in Cleveland - by Neila Mezynski - 10 May

Sleepy Bombay - by Ankit Govil - 11 May

San Francisco Girl - by Joanne Jagoda - 12 May  (n/f)

Miami. Just the Facts - by Ron Campbell - 13 May  (n/f)

City girls never need car keys - by Martha Rand - 14 May

City of Poets - by Corey Mesler - 15 May

New York City Writers' Convention - by Penn Stewart - 16 May

Strobe Lights and a Few Coins - by Abha Iyengar - 17 May 

Greyhounds - by Len Kuntz - 18 May

Splendour in the Shade - by Brigita Orel - 19 May  (n/f)

Calgary - by Ron Campbell - 20 May  (n/f)

NOLA to Philly - by Richard Bon - 21 May 

The Travels of Cocoa Poem Lorry -  by Corey Mesler - 22 May

Three Months to Summer - by Arunima Mazumdar - 23 May

Bedford-Stuyvesant - by Michael Dickes - 24 May

Pathways - by Stephen V. Ramey - 25 May

Mean Mom - by Mindy Shelton - 26 May  (n/f)

Portland - by Ron Campbell - 27 May  (n/f)

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April 2012

The theme for fiction and non-fiction is India.

The Featured Author is Abha Iyengar.

Swinging - by Abha Iyengar - 2 April

A Fall - by Tanvi Srivastava - 4 April

Holi Hai - by Uma Gowrishankar - 4 April 

Agra Road  /  Bare Ruined Palace - by Bill Yarrow - 7 April  (n/f) 

Chilled - by Abha Iyengar - 9 April

Gigolo Maami - by Sharanya Manivannan - 11 April

The Wedding Saga - by Ankit Govil - 11 April

The Mantra - by Abha Iyengar - 16 April 

The day of silent prayers - by Mira Desai - 18 April

Kumbakonam - by Uma Gowrishankar - 18 April

Sacred Ash - by Sathyanarain Muralidharan - 18 April 

Weekend Getaway - by Abha Iyengar - 23 April 

Twenty Eight - by Asad Ali Junaid - 25 April

The Ride Home - by Rajni Gupta - 25 April

Starving in India - by Valerie Kravette - 25 April 

Reality Check - by Abha Iyengar - 30 April

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March 2012

The theme for fiction is food and drinks. There is no theme for non-fiction.

The Featured Author is Jason S. Andrews.

Tap Dancing Redux - by Joanne Jagoda - 3 March  (n/f)

The Tea Room (Part 1) - by Jason S. Andrews - 5 March

Tea with Aunty - by Kate Alexander-Kirk - 7 March

On the Half Shell - by Len Kuntz - 7 March

The Blessings of Saint Vincent - by Maude Larke - 7 March

Chili with Extra Spice - by Jennifer Donnell - 10 March  (n/f)

The Tea Room Part 2 - by Jason S. Andrews - 12 March

Lucky Nickel - by Cezarija Abartis - 14 March

Eggplant Rhapsody - by Mira Desai - 14 March

Miss Margaret's Apples - by Shayla Hawkins - 14 March

Not as Much Fun as Mr Blake - by Jonathan Slusher - 17 March  (n/f)

The Tea Room (Part 3) - by Jason S. Andrews - 19 March

Meringue - by Stephen V. Ramey - 21 March

River - by Michael Webb - 21 March

When I Weighed Two-and-Twenty - by Peggy Landsman - 21 March

Abide with Me - by Maureen Deaver Purcell - 24 March  (n/f) 

The Tea Room Part 4 - by Jason S. Andrews - 26 March

Samantha at the Diner - by Joanne Jagoda - 28 March

Kappuccino Extra - by Bobbi Lurie - 28 March

Dance of the Three-Legged Stool - by Howie Good - 28 March

The messy love affair - by Imelda Wilde - 31 March

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February 2012

The theme for fiction is seasons. There is no theme for non-fiction.

Changes - by Martha Rand - 1 February

Great Great Uncle Charlie - by Gill Hoffs - 4 February  (n/f)

Simmer - by Luisa Brenta - 6 February

Orangina and Yogurt - by Michael Webb - 8 February

The Four Seasons - by Howie Good - 8 February

From Russia with Gloves - by Sharon Louise Stephenson - 11 February (n/f)

Incommunicado - by Luisa Brenta - 13 February

A Stomach for All Seasons - by Nathaniel Tower - 15 February

Warm Weather Games - by Diane D. Gillette - 15 February

Showdown at l'aire de jeux - by Jonathan Slusher - 18 February  (n/f)

Borders - by Luisa Brenta - 20 February

What the Seasons Mean to Me - by Len Kuntz - 22 February

All in the Family - by Taylor Duke Vonville - 22 February 

Winter in Acapulco - by Cheryl Anne Gardner - 24 February 

Priority One - by Joe Kapitan - 24 February

Impromptu - by Karyn Eisler - 25 February  (n/f)

Coverup - by Luisa Brenta - 27 February

Questions - by Kerry Lown Whalen - 29 February

Christmas in Nicaragua - by Stephen V. Ramey - 29 February

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January 2012

The theme for fiction is music. There is no theme for non-fiction.

Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow - by Len Kuntz - 4 January

Discontinuo - by Maude Larke - 4 January

Thursday Afternoon in Jerusalem - by Joanne Jagoda - 7 January  (n/f) 

Choreography - by Kathy Conde - 8 January

Guitars for the Devil - by John Kujawski - 11 January

Grimm Business - by Joyce Lautens O'Brien - 11 January 

Vivace - by Howie Good - 11 January

Keep Smiling - by D.M. Simone - 14 January  (n/f)

The Art of Escape - by Kathy Conde - 15 January

A Jazz Tune-Up - by Wayne Scheer - 18 January

Entertainers and Dreamers Grow Bitter Eventually - by Nicola Belte - 18 January

Working Dinner - by Gill Hoffs - 18 January

Next Time You'll Pay Me - by Lazlo Fitch - 21 January  (n/f)

Skin - by Kathy Conde - 22 January

At the Reception - by Samuel Cole - 25 January

Piano Sonata in C. Major, K. 545 - by Guilie Castillo Oriard - 25 January

Heart and Mind - by Cezarija Abartis - 25 January

The Punishment - by Berit Ellingsen - 27 January

The Plan - by Jules Archer - 27 January

A Letter From Your Editor - by JP Reese - 28 January  (n/f)

Grace - by Kathy Conde - 29 January

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December 2011

The theme for fiction is age. There is no theme for non-fiction.

Thin Red Lines - by Claudia Bierschenk - 1 December

The Recovery Room - by Phillis Ideal - 3 December  (n/f)

The Anniversary Dinner - by Susan Gibb - 6 December - written for Pure Slush's first birthday

The Squash Generation - by Abha Iyengar - 7 December

To a Student on Facebook during Class - by Howie Good - 7 December

Jump Start - by Corey Mesler - 7 December

Ariel Sharon's Brain - by Diana J. Wynne - 7 December 

Caps - by Claudia Bierschenk - 8 December

Days Like This - by Chris Galvin - 10 December  (n/f)

Early Morning Reverie - by Wayne Scheer - 14 December 

Warts - by Cheryl Anne Gardner - 14 December

Much Less Me - by Samuel Cole - 14 December 

Clay - by Claudia Bierschenk - 15 December

Protein - by Gill Hoffs - 17 December  (n/f)

I was the only one who asked - by Alun Williams - 21 December

Residual Idealism - by Bobbi Lurie - 21 December

The Last Real Human Being in Hollywood - by Gay Degani - 21 December 

Ends - by Claudia Bierschenk - 22 December

The Glass Bowl - by Phillis Ideal - 24 December  (n/f)

Loose Screw - by Linda Simoni-Wastila - 28 December

First Bike Ride - by Nathaniel Tower - 28 December

Single Room - by Claudia Bierschenk - 29 December

No - by Joyce Juzwik - 30 December

Thread of Time - by Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw - 30 December

A Cast of Thousands (of Hooves) - by Maude Larke - 31 December  (n/f)

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November 2011

The theme for fiction is religion. There is no theme for non-fiction.

Seeing the Light - by Kim Hutchinson - 1 November

Under the Big Black Box - by Vanessa Weibler Paris - 2 November

Blink and He's Gone - by Carolyn Cordon - 2 November

Creatures - by Kim Hutchinson - 8 November 

Born Again - by Thomas Sullivan - 9 November

Worst Case Scenario and Little Bitty Prayer - by Howie Good - 9 November

Certain Circles - by Chad Haskins - 9 November

Commitment - by Stephen V. Ramey - 9 November 

Cursed - by Berit Ellingsen - 12 November  (n/f)

Us and Them - by Kim Hutchinson - 15 November

Jesus Fritos - by Nathaniel Tower - 16 November

Wednesdays - by Maree Kimberley - 16 November

Yellow - by Gill Hoffs - 16 November

Saved, Nevertheless - by Barry Basden - 16 November

Temporary Anger - by Murray Dunlap - 19 November  (n/f)

Solid - by Kim Hutchinson - 22 November

Goblin Thanks - by LaVa Payne - 23 November

A Born Joiner - by Maude Larke - 23 November 

Before Swine - by Joanna Delooze - 25 November

After Swine - by Ron Campbell - 25 November 

Catholic Boot Camp - by Meg Tuite - 26 November  (n/f)

Reflections - by Kim Hutchinson - 29 November

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October 2011

The theme for both fiction and non-fiction is writing

A Fictional Interview with a Writer of a Lot of Fiction - by Con Chapman - 1 October  (n/f)

The Serious Writer And His Mother - by Marcus Speh - 3 October 

Maelstrom - by Mary McCluskey - 4 October

Right - by Michael Webb - 5 October

Protagonist - by Jennifer Donnell - 6 October

Birds - by Timmy Reed - 7 October

Writers in Love - by Gary Percesepe -  8 October  (n/f)

The Social Life Of The Serious Writer - by Marcus Speh - 10 October

Working Week: 5 poems - by Howie Good 

The World is Running Down - 10 October 

Poem - 11 October 

Period - 12 October 

The Gloom of Sometimes - 13 October 

After Rejection - 14 October

The Story - by Chris Dean - 15 October

The Serious Writer And His Hamster - by Marcus Speh - 17 October

The Spindle of Necessity - by Sally Reno - 18 October

Chiowaga On The Path - by Dennis Mahagin - 19 October 

I Wrote A Book - by Nathaniel Tower - 20 October

Killing the Neighbors - by Marda Miller - 21 October

Dear Diary - by Jack Swenson - 22 October  (n/f)

So This Is What You Do On Your Day Off? - by Meg Tuite - 23 October

The Serious Writer Buys An iPad - by Marcus Speh - 24 October 

Cuttings - by Joanna Delooze - 25 October

Duty Free - by Gill Hoffs - 26 October

Constructive Criticism - by Charley Daveler - 27 October

Belly Laugh - by Andrew Stancek - 28 October

Black Heart - by Len Kuntz - 28 October 

A Writer's Little Pity Party - by Thomas Sullivan - 29 October  (n/f) 

The Serious Writer Cuddles Up - by Marcus Speh - 31 October

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September 2011

Travel, one story per day (fiction or non-fiction) continued in early September. In late September, fiction took a turn with counterpoint, two writers expressing a viewpoint each within a relationship.

The Big Time - by Edison Blake - 1 September

Summer Lawn - by Shelagh Power-Chopra - 2 September


Arc - by Anne Smith - 3 September 

When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go - by Abha Iyengar - 4 September  (n/f)

The Starveling - by Gill Hoffs - 5 September

Girl with Crescent Smile - by Danny Goodman - 6 September

Everything the Same - by Joyce Lautens O'Brien - 7 September

Excuse Me. Have You Seen My Shirt? - by Sabrina Ogden - 9 September

Train Fare - by Matthew Brennan - 10 September

Myths About Flying - by Jesse Cheng - 11 September  (n/f)

Fidelity - by Chanel Dubofsky - 12 September

Passing - by Diana J. Wynne - 13 September  (n/f)

In Venice - by Gary Percesepe - 14 September

dock - by Shelagh Power-Chopra - 15 September

Lost in Amsterdam - by Matt DeVirgiliis - 16 September 

Ich bin heute nach der Türkei gefahren - by Matt Potter - 17 September  (n/f)

A Garden of Knives and Sugar -  by Christopher Allen - 21 September

Bantu - by Katrina Gray - 21 September

Taking on Mr Mancini - by Thomas Sullivan - 24 September  (n/f)

Me, My Mother and I - by Susan Gibb - 28 September

Miss - Gill Hoffs - 28 September

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August 2011

The theme is travel, with one story per day (fiction or non-fiction).

Biker Moll at the Gay Lake - by Matt Potter - 1 August  (n/f)

The Common Tourist - by Luisa Brenta - 2 August

Choosing Mangoes - by Karen Eileen Sikola - 3 August  (n/f)

Watery Delights - by Lois Patton - 4 August  (n/f)

Stage Fright - by D.M. Simone - 5 August

Snow go - by Gill Hoffs - 6 August

Same Same - by Michael Webb - 7 August

The Stuff Big Gulps Are Made Of - by Jules Archer - 9 August

How Slavery Ruined My Vacation - by Thomas Pluck - 10 August

A Simple Dream - by Judith Mesch - 11 August 

Excavation - by Angelle Scott - 12 August  (n/f)

Exploration - by Angelle Scott - 13 August  (n/f)

4:26AM - by Michael Webb - 14 August

In flight Entertainment - by Cheryl Anne Gardner - 15 August

A Vegetarian in Texas - by Hazel Foster - 16 August  (n/f)

Wien - by Meg Tuite - 17 August

Cherished IOPI0001 - by Maude Larke - 18 August

Travelers - by Phillis Ideal - 19 August  (n/f)

Heady Perfume - by James Lloyd Davis - 20 August

Bus Window Warning - by Michael Webb - 21 August 

Bluster-Fuck - by Gay Degani - 22 August

The Man Who Worked in the Catacombs - by Ron Campbell - 23 August  (n/f)

Jesus in Space - by Elizabeth Wylder - 24 August

Goat Fate - by Andrew Stancek - 25 August

Flights - by Andrew Stancek - 26 August

Nowhere in Sight - by Robert Vaughan - 27 August

A Killing in the Market - by Neil Serven - 28 August

Eastward Ho! - by Todd McKie - 29 August

Black Notes - by Len Kuntz - 30 August

The W Word - by Ron Campbell - 31 August  (n/f)

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July 2011

There was no theme for July, but instead we had ...

Meg Week

Skin of Memory - by Meg Tuite - 2 July  (n/f)

The State of the State of My Party - by Meg Sefton - 2 July  (n/f)

infinitesimal - by Meg Sefton - 6 July 2011

Buried - by Meg Tuite - 6 July 2011 

Matthew Week

Don't Call Me Samson - by Matt DeVirgiliis - 9 July  (n/f)

The Disintegration of the Human Soul - by Matthew Dexter - 9 July  (n/f) 

Family Album - by Matthew Dexter - 13 July

Monkey Business - by Matt DeVirgiliis - 13 July

Susan Week

Coming Down to the Basics - by Susan Gibb - 16 July  (n/f)

Tree of Life Patterns - by Susan Gibb - 20 July

Michael Week 

Scrawny Kid with the Jewfro - by Michael J. Solender - 23 July  (n/f)

$534.67 - by Michael Webb - 23 July  (n/f)

Nugget - by Michael Webb - 27 July

Jerry Garcia Speaks from The Beyond - by Michael J. Solender - 27 July

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June 2011

The fiction theme is night. There is no theme for non-fiction (n/f).

Assuaging the Clown - by Stephen V. Ramey - 1 June

Spanish Limes - by Cheryl Anne Gardner - 1 June

I Want to Tell You About My Beard - by Jason Lee Norman - 4 June  (n/f)

Cupid's Challenge - by Joyce Juzwik - 8 June

An Open Letter to My English Professor - by Micaela Gardner - 11 June  (n/f)

Engulfing - by Maude Larke - 15 June

Don't Ask Me No Questions and I Won't Tell You No Lies - by Kathy Conde - 15 June 

Casablanca Revisited - by Ramon Collins - 18 June  (n/f) 

Campfire Story - by Michael Webb - 22 June

Zeke - by Kathy Conde - 22 June 

Anxiety is - by Jen Knox - 25 June  (n/f)

Dalliance - by Mark Rosenblum - 29 June

Trim Spa - by Cheryl Anne Gardner - 29 June

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May 2011

The fiction theme is queer. There is no theme for non-fiction (n/f).

Act 1 Scene 1 - by Maude Larke - 4 May

Blackballed - by S.H. Gall - 4 May 

Luke makes a martini - by Rebecca Chekouras - 4 May 

On 'Friend'ship - by Jen Knox - 7 May  (n/f) 

In the Off-Season - by Edison Blake - 11 May 

Luke learns mixology - by Rebecca Chekouras - 11 May

Cleanup Position - by Matthew Dexter - 14 May  (n/f)

The Number 4 - by Christopher Allen - 18 May

The Right Time - by Nicolette Wong - 18 May 

Luke in the hole - by Rebecca Chekouras - 18 May 

In the nude - by Marcus Speh - 21 May  (n/f)

Tyranny - Peter Mitchell - 25 May  

Luke's summer adventure - by Rebecca Chekouras - 25 May

Her - by M-S Schlender - 27 May 

Simo Freeshow - by Robert Vaughan - 27 May

Just Ahead - by Michael Webb - 28 May

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April 2011

The fiction theme is laughter. There is no theme for non-fiction (n/f) 

Keep Your Sugar Plum Fairies. Jack the Ripper's the Star of my Dreams - by Joyce Juzwik - 2 April  (n/f)

Clownface - by Shelagh Power-Chopra - 6 April

3 Poems - by Judith Mesch - 6 April 

Bring a Book - by Matt Potter - 9 April  (n/f) 

Identical Opposite - by Len Kuntz - 13 April

Moving to Los Angeles - by Robert Vaughan - 13 April

Light Bulbs - by Maude Larke - 16 April  (n/f)

The Funniest Thing - by Jason S. Andrews - 20 April

Heels Overhead - by Sean Pravica - 20 April

Bright Shiny Boxes - by Erin Zulkoski - 23 April  (n/f) 

Where Were You? - by Andrew Stancek - 27 April

Commercial Artistry - by Thomas Sullivan - 27 April 

The Last Laugh - by Meg Tuite - 30 April 

Slices of Life - by Estelle Bruno - 30 April  (n/f)

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March 2011

The theme for fiction and non-fiction (n/f) is International Women's Month

Ladybug - by Meg Sefton - 2 March

Survival - by Susan Gibb - 5 March  (n/f)

Eyes Shut - by Erin Zulkoski - 9 March 

Trialogue - by Maude Larke - 12 March  (n/f)

Soup Bean Annie - by Linda Simoni-Wastila - 16 March

Jerusalem Syndrome - by Claudia Bierschenk - 19 March  (n/f) 

Thursday Girls - by Kim Hutchinson - 23 March

Berlin with a W - by M-S Schlender - 26 March  (n/f)

Mothers - by Luisa Brenta - 30 March

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February 2011

The fiction theme is shoes. There is no theme for non-fiction (n/f).

Unfinished Business - by John Wentworth Chapin - 2 February 

Confessions - by Phoebe Wilcox - 2 February

Taking Leave - by Luisa Brenta - 5 February  (n/f) 

Red - by Denrele Ogunwa - 9 February

Just had a tango lesson I can't afford - by Jason S. Andrews - 9 February

Hurricane Season - by Matthew Dexter - 12 February  (n/f)

Shells - by Michelle Reale - 16 February

2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 1962 - by David O'Neal- 16 February

It Came to Pass After This - by Karen Eileen Sikola - 19 February  (n/f)

Solemate - by Lauri Martin - 23 February 

Straight and True - by Todd McKie - 23 February

The Gift - by Sivakami Velliangiri - 25 February 

A Walk through Midtown - by Randy Lowens - 25 February

The Bridge of Stolen Shoes - by Grey Johnson - 26 February  (n/f)

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January 2011

The fiction theme is Heat!. There is no theme for non-fiction (n/f)

A Free Rinse - by Matt Potter - 1 January  (n/f)

He Finds Her There - by Sheldon Lee Compton - 5 January 

Sadistic Aroma of Rubber - by Matthew Dexter - 5 January

The First American - by Claudia Bierschenk - 8 January  (n/f)

It's Warm and Sometimes Not on the N Train - by Danny Goodman - 12 January

Embers - by Grey Johnson - 12 January

Cherry Picking - by Len Kuntz - 15 January  (n/f) 

House on Fire - by Jason Lee Norman - 19 January

Combustion - by Meg Tuite - 19 January

The Kids are Home Schooled? What's Wrong with Them? - by Joyce Juzwik - 22 January  (n/f)

Lawn - by S.H. Gall - 26 January

Light Years - by Kim Hutchinson - 26 January

Good Times in the Scare Seat - by Thomas Sullivan - 29 January  (n/f)

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December 2010

The fiction theme is Beginnings.

Black Bears and Green Broccoli Trees - by Susan Gibb - 8 December

First Love - by Marcus Speh - 15 December

Last Exit from Liberty - by Robert Vaughan - 29 December

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