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Backside of the Night

haunted hours when my ghosts emerge from the ether waltz in slow rotation through my memory music only they can hear skeletal orchestra   backside of the night when my demons come out to play leapfrog through my dreams like rowdy children with fangs with talons Red Rover Red Rover shall we play hide and seek?   © 2017 Christine Elizabeth […]

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Kindra M. Austin

Originally posted on INDIE BLU(E):
Kindra M. Austin is an indie author from Chesaning, Michigan, USA. Her debut novel, “Magpie in August” was published in April, 2017, and her book of poems of prose, “Constant Muses” followed in December. Other publications include several poems featured on SpillWords, and an essay advocating for LGBTQ rights, printed in the Mansfield Pride…

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Help Wanted: Book Reviewers for Indie Blu(e)

The buzz is building for Indie Blu(e), the new collective of indie-published writers & readers who want to discover them. The editors of Indie Blu(e) are currently recruiting book reviewers. Six good reasons to write book reviews for Indie Blu(e): Free copies of books by great indie writers Advanced access to new releases Further development of your writing and reviewing skills […]

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nights that talk of you-Devika Mathur/My Valiant Soul

Originally posted on MY VALIANT SOUL:
A mesh of poetry ascends in my scalp of lights the place punctured by your visits often, in my nocturnal nights of anxiety and suicides. You step on to my body, peeling layers of SCARS and you watched POETRY     C A S C A D I N G  in molten, mountain flush of hours. I am not dead if that’s what you mean— There are splinters of time and flower the raw ageless faces of skin, goblet eye of evil- here moon meets sun, and earth meets my soul it’s a travesty of you and me rather than what you did to me. I have seen the postcards of vintage ink our lotus bodies sinking like air, tropical destinations, with kisses side by side I ate your nails, your fingers, your dirt defying existence of deads & deads. Now, my finger bleeds fungus, crochet of inhuman trepidations. I still hang you in my mirrors behind my bed, behind my eyelids. I still see your insanity        C A S C A D I N G ©MVS – NAPOWRIMO#19 ?

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365 Days of Inspiration: Our Readers’ Favorite Stories on Writing and Building Community

Originally posted on Discover:
We’ve shared more than 900 posts on Discover in 2017 — from Editors’ Picks spanning dozens of topics and niches to in-depth interviews with writers and artists. Looking at the posts our readers clicked with (and clicked on) the most, we see one theme emerging: you love listening to bloggers speak about what matters most to…

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Recklessly She Declared Truth

Thank you Davy D at the Go Dog Go Cafe for this morning’s inspiration recklessly she looked deep inside saw fire and ice in her heart smelled iron and copper in her blood felt moon and ocean tides tug her soul knew the hum of words crawling under skin burning to escape knew herself a poet the short shortsightedness of […]

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Coming soon: Indie Blu(e)

  Kindra Austin, Jimmi Campkin, Christine Ray and Mariah Voutilainen are excited to announce that they will soon be launching Indie Blu(e). Indie Blu(e) is designed to be a vehicle to support both self-published writers and those published through small independent presses, as well as the readers who are passionate about independent writing. The concept for Indie Blu(e) grew out […]

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