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Poem from Stone How long should it last? Is it the marker for a grave? What do I want to say, if given the opp ortunity, to you? Who are you and what is it like to be here at… when is this? It would have to be about me. I like the feeling I…

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ADEBISI AMORI: Riches

You have been told since you were children that these waters carry riches. For your people, these riches are fish. You’re fishermen. Suddenly, you’re not. You’re retired without your consent. The riches are no longer in fishes, but in oil. The land is yours, but now, the money is not. Adebisi Amori is a creative…

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Finger painting

got your outsides covered  by former lovers  just when you thought  there was nowhere to hide  I pick up my brush  I paint your insides  I’ve got more than  eight million colors  most can’t be seen  they’re felt all over  I make you cry  tears of delight  just you now wait  for the rollers  painting…

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CHARLOTTE CHOW: The Moment Before

His unruly mop of dark sunshine rests gently against my shoulder. My hand trembles a little in his soft squeeze. The fearful words crowd my tongue. He doesn’t know yet. He still doesn’t know. The words push for release. Please. Just one more moment. If only love could stop time. Charly Chow (she/her) is a…

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Diversity

Meeting different people On the train or near the steeple Learning about different cultures Without any nasty vultures Exploring different religions Flying away like free pigeons Tasting and trying different food Without being awkward and rude The beauty of different skin colours Enjoying the ride like happy scullers Whatever the age, gender or sexuality There…

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SMFS Members Published in Black Cat Weekly #143

SMFS list members are published in Black Cat Weekly #143. Published by Wildside Press, the issue is available here in digital format. The members that reported their stories are:   KM Rockwood with “Flippin’ Flapjacks.”   Joseph S. Walker with “Sunrise at the Moonshine Palace.”     Publisher Description: This issue, we have the second…

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NEW CALEDONIA NATIVES FIGHT FOR RIGHTS

by Lavinia Kumar New Caledonia has been under French control since 1853. The indigenous Kanak population, who make up approximately 40% of the territory’s 270,000 residents, has long sought independence from France. The 1998 Nouméa Accord provided a framework for gradual autonomy and promised three referendums on independence. The first two referendums in 2018 and…

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Top 10 Bestsellers for April 2024 from Outskirts Press

This is the bestselling book in April 2024. Congratulations! Every month, Outskirts Press reviews book sales to identify our bestselling authors! This impressive list showcases the wide range of genres and readership that our authors reach. Above is April’s bestselling book from Outskirts Press and below are the rest of the Top 10 Bestsellers for…

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Another Song for my Friends

(Another) Song for My Friends  I think of all the  beautiful things you do  how kindness is  so important to you   how you’ve never made  pure dick moves thinking of others  as just important as you  and you’re my friends  and though I hope to see you again  you’re in my heart  and it…

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