Lecherous Heart-Kasey Hill

Kasey Hill at Heretics, Lovers And Madmen – False lover beware

Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen

The words slip from my bleeding tongue

As razors erase the pain and torment

That had settled deep within my bones

As I brought to light

In your painstaking presence

Your depravity and wickedness

Upon my fragile soul

But alas, my heart is no longer made of glass

It bears the coating of a diamond

That with one toss into your facade

It will leave scratches upon your windows

And shatter the glass house

Of your lecherous and hedonistic


Be ready to bleed

As my tongue dances alongside yours

And the falling shards rain down

Like a tempestuous lightning storm

Striking the ground here and there

Illuminating your demons

And setting me free in a blaze

Of iridescent fire

© 2019 Kasey Hill

Kasey Hill has lived in Franklin County, VA for most of her adult life. Spending two years in journalism in high school, and a few articles…

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Young Wolf

Christine Ray – A friend who stands with you to face a danger

Brave & Reckless

sunk our adult friendship
my insistence
black lives matter
collided against
your thin blue line
shower of defensive red sparks
yet you still cross my mind
I remember
15 year old boy
dirty blond hair
spilling over one blue eye
snaggle-tooth smile
crushing hard on another girl
on our island of misfit toys
can’t remember when
ground started to shift
on tectonic plates
pushing us onto the same continent
until we were stealing first kisses
in blue twilight
mosquitoes feasting on our legs
seamless transition
from you + I
to us
your hackles raised
police dog on alert
every time he was near
didn’t need to tell you
you instinctively knew
something was wrong
the way he looked at me
talked to me
baited me
punished me
for my rage-filled self-emancipation
in my tweens
sometimes I would still fold up
an origami fortress
after he was gone
a lesser…

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Janitor’s Closet – Julie Weiss

At Blood Int Ink, Julie Weiss brings to life an all too frequent situation.

Blood Into Ink


I never realized
darkness contained mass.
Mrs. Doyle,
my Physics teacher,
would be dumbfounded.
It feels like
a stack of bricks
on my chest,
crushing my lungs.
Oxygen comes slowly,
in dusty wisps; death
by suffocation
is strangely alluring—
millions of atoms drifting
out of one´s body
and fusing with
the atmosphere—
when you compare it
to the alternative.
But maybe the bit of air
is a gift, a reassuring wink,
a miracle.
Maybe science is mistaken
and there is a God
on the other side
who hasn´t forsaken us.
“Silent darkness,”
it turns out,
is an oxymoron—
who´d have thought
a word from Mr. García´s
AP English class
would come in so handy,
in a closet, of all places?
It weeps, it whispers, it pleads,
but not really,
only in the realm of metaphor.
Jade—head cheerleader and
last year´s prom queen—
crouched on my right,
keeps whimpering

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Daily Writing Prompt: Keeping You a Secret – Julie Anne Peters

The daily writing prompt for 9/23 – Keeping You A Secret

Brave & Reckless

Throughout the month of September, I will be providing a daily writing prompt based on the title of a well-regarded book where the main character is a lesbian or a woman exploring her sexual identity. I know that this is not everyone’s cup of tea, but I have very carefully chosen titles that I thought could be creatively inspiring to anyone.  You certainly don’t need to be a lesbian or even a woman to participate, nor does your response piece need to be written from a lesbian perspective.  These are designed to inspire you to write a poem, prose piece, or a piece of flash fiction in 30 minutes or less.

The only rule is that you use the book title as your piece title OR integrate all the words in the title into your piece somehow

If you would like to have your piece considered for publication on…

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Face Book’s muddleheadedness continues.

Stephanie Bennett-Henry

There’s a post “under review” on Raging Rhetoric because it was reported for spam which is against FB community standards and I BET it’s one of the videos posted by the hackers. Because it would be too easy for FB to look at the hundreds of reports that have come in to see that there’s a hacker on the page, posting videos and making money- which is fraud. And it would be way too easy for FB to look at the posts to see the name of the person that’s posting the videos is not a listed admin on the page. And it would be way too easy for fb to read the specific details in all of the reports I have made that tells then exactly where to look and what to do to save my page. It would be too easy for fb to have a brain so…

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