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Darren White
February 3rd, 2019, 01:00 PM
Flashes proudly presents a new publication:

Memento by Ruth Asch (https://www.flashesofbrilliance.org/memento/#.XFbV1KpKjb0)

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A few lines from her beautiful poem:

Memento (https://www.flashesofbrilliance.org/memento/#.XFbV1KpKjb0)

"Mumís broken angel
old-gold fragments on the floor:
no longer relic
but sacred waste[...]"

Read the entire poem on FLASHES (https://www.flashesofbrilliance.org/memento/#.XFbV1KpKjb0)

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Darren White
February 18th, 2019, 07:48 AM
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Abyss

She opens her hands,
clenched for years
in tight fists
like a new-born,
[...]
Read more on FLASHES (https://www.flashesofbrilliance.org/abyss-neetu-malik/#.XGpUjuhKjb0)

Darren White
February 18th, 2019, 07:52 AM
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Train Story

Frank canít wait any longer. He stands up and squirms past the woman with the kid without making eye contact. Which way to the can? Oh yea, up there, past the old fart taking tickets. Frank shuffles up the aisle and shoulders past the conductor to the end of the car. Oh, thank God! Nobody in there.
He steps into the washroom. Itís tight and the train sways a little as it picks up speed. Frank reaches into the pocket of his leather jacket and pulls out a crumpled bag of white powder. He pours a tight pile onto the stainless countertop as he flexes his legs with the movement of the train. He pulls a painterís razor out of the bag and slides the plastic guard off the sharp edge and begins to chop at the pile of powder and pushes it into a thin line. He tucks the razor away and slips a straw from his side pocket and bends over the powder.
[...]

Read the entire story on Flashes (https://www.flashesofbrilliance.org/train-story/#.XGpVluhKjb0)

Neetu
February 18th, 2019, 11:33 PM
Did I post my comment in the wrong box? Iím sorry! My eyes are getting worse.

Neetu
February 18th, 2019, 11:36 PM
Thanks for publishing my poem, Darren. Hope I got the comment in the right place this time.

Darren White
March 5th, 2019, 06:44 PM
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Urban Astrology. (https://www.flashesofbrilliance.org/urban-astrology-ruth-asch/#.XH605ohKjb0)

A few lines from the poem:

"Watching long, clouded hours,
no stars to give desire or destinyÖ
I gaze from storied windows
over the townscapeís Zodiac, and see..."

Read the entire poem >> On Flashes (https://www.flashesofbrilliance.org/urban-astrology-ruth-asch/#.XH605ohKjb0) <<

Darren White
March 12th, 2019, 11:39 AM
This week Flashes (https://www.flashesofbrilliance.org/valentine-micropoetry/#.XIeLcyhKjb0) publishes the winner of the Valentine's Micropoetry Challenge:

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Roses are dead (https://www.flashesofbrilliance.org/valentine-micropoetry/#.XIeLcyhKjb0)
by Arthur Vaso