One of my favorite podcasts is "Mortified" - the series where adults get up on stage and share their most embarrassing diary entries, poems, artwork and other artifacts from their childhood and adolescence. My mom and dad were about 15-20 years older than most of my friends' parents. Not long after I graduated high school, … Continue reading Mortified in the Valley: Robin 16, Unedited
The willowy girl with Jean Harlow hair And dimples that wink in Irish soap skin Starts to Vogue in the kitchen. She'll be on the table top soon enough Tonight's craic has begun.
Brick walls present unyielding chests, Steel arms cut sky, through to blue, (For a thousand dawns this may be true). But none is so feared as the spotted web, Hanging tremulous with dew.
Lights off, heads down The desks are your shields now Say I love you Don’t forget Follow the leader, it’s not over yet. It’s getting closer, watch the door Does anything matter anymore? Not grades or games or who likes who Survival is all that’s asked of you. The dead are silent but speak the … Continue reading Lockdown
By Alitheia Markopoulos - Gazette Staff Reporter CROQUET LAWN, KY - Authorities were called to a tense scene at Narrenleute Mall last Tuesday morning. An escalator in the mall’s west wing had come to an abrupt halt, leaving 20 people stranded. After waiting a few minutes for the escalator to restart, panic began to set … Continue reading The Great Escalating Tragedy
Crank the volume Hands at ten and two Don't Take a scroll Busy hands, idle mind Leave Nothing to see here Turn up the glare Me Lost in a cul-de-sac The familiar bird sings Alone At last a destination Its aluminum gates yawn With Rusty twang exposed too long Her Heart finds no place To … Continue reading Rerun
The phone startled the Reverend out of sleep. His heart thumped with a generous uptick from the jarring shriek of the ring tone – his wife kept the volume at ten so that she wouldn’t miss calls from the garden. The Reverend pressed his heels down onto the easy chair’s foot rest to push it … Continue reading The Knock