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Poetry

SETTING

In a Hum~

Sunday, 09 February 2014  |  Kelley White

"Winner of the Open Community Poetry Contest for the period Oct 31-Dec. 31, 2013. See commentary below."--ed.

Tweedle Dee Dee and Tweedle Dee Dum
One could sing, the other hum
One was smart and one was dumb
One was free and one was numb

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Don't Hold Your Breath SLUT (Explicit)

Sunday, 23 December 2012  |  Lisa Morie

"Runner-up in the Open Community Poetry Contest for the period July 1-Sept. 30, 2012."--ed.

She will miss the kiss.

It lingers on and she tastes him.

Something that she never experiences

and longs for,

her brief emancipation.

 

He tosses her like a rag doll,

entwined, she is trembling,

he breaks her in two,

that last kiss, now lips closed tightly,

out the door.

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Hope

Thursday, 23 March 2017  |  Julia Dona
Here I stand and here I stay,
In an alluring old town of Sicily,
Vast blue mountains night and day,
And wild flowers in the fields,
The decrepit stone street in which we play,
Will never be the same.

The Creature Grizelda Crept

Thursday, 23 March 2017  |  Jeanine Quick
The creature Grizelda crept
casting a web of  baneful deceit
A widow of ebony to be sure
impaling her lovers beneath her feet
With her dusky locks, bosoms lush
entrancing smile and siren song
They take the bait in blind trust
she lures them in and strings them along
Keeping them close with seductive whiles
she infiltrates what they holds dear
and feeding from their life's labors
with lurid intent precise and...

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Prose

SETTING

Fogtown: A Musical

Monday, 26 August 2013  |  Neil Donnelly

Again the dusk has filled this town with fog a sight I've grown accustomed to; odd shapes and silhouettes become dancers and these cracked calloused streets have become their stage. As they dance a bullfrog belches in the background a light wind rustles some leaves. In the distance I hear the sawmill; metal blades gnarling through the flesh of a helpless, old redwood begging for his life.

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Fix It

Friday, 24 February 2017  |  Lynn

Fix it. That's all I hear these days. Over the counter, scores of people stream in to get their shoes mended. I don't know how Pa does it. Nobody expected this small business enterprise to last, let alone become a household name in Singapore ---Mr Fix-it Store.

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Age of Irony

Tuesday, 21 June 2016  |  Lynn

 He lays awake on bed, thinking of her.  Reticent of love-days passed. Oh they seem so recent... A kaleidoscope flashes sweet images he cannot escape even with his eyes snapped shut. That oh so familiar scent fills his mind as he tosses and turns in his super-single bed, waiting for Sleep to take pity on him. He rants and raves at Memory to release him to the toils of the day only to be disappoint...

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Interviews & Culture

SETTING

Recent Interview with Michael Miller

Sunday, 02 December 2012  |  Administrator

An Interview with Michael Miller, winner of the Open Community Poetry Contest, January-March, 2011

by John Winn

Staff Writer

Hennen's Observer


Known as michaelmiller.ic to contributors and visitors to the website hennensobserver.com, Michael Miller Jr. is as mysterious as the allegories he employs.  With little more to go on that an arm tattoo as his online avatar and some vague geography as his locat...

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Recent Interview with H. E. Mantel

Sunday, 02 December 2012  |  Administrator

An interview with H.E. Mantel, winner of the Open Community Poetry Contest (for the period October—December, 2010) conducted February 28, 2011.

by John Winn

Staff Writer

Hennen's Observer


Harold E. Mantel has been a mainstay in the literary community ever since he burst on the scene almost a decade ago. Since then many of his poems and prose, including “Abide and Abode,” “If Ever After” and “Pox Popul...

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Live Hula

Monday, 04 August 2014  |  wickedwahine_69

       Hula is a uniquely Hawaiian form of dance that has become known worldwide. Anywhere from hula portrayed by classic old movies to the intense Merrie Monarch Festival to the toy hula girl wiggling on a trucker’s dashboard, most everybody knows something about hula. It has been described as the spirit of Hawaii and the keeper of Hawaiian folklore. Hula has been pe...

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Stop eating! Start thinking!

Thursday, 19 June 2014  |  wickedwahine_69

The most frequent thought in my head when thinking about sustainability is the obvious problem of how food is being manufactured and consumed world-wide today. With the world’s human population at 7 billion, and growing by approximately 25 million a year it is hard to imagine how we all have enough food to survive. In 8000 B.C., the population of the world was approximately 5 million and over the ...

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