Rhythm

“Wake up! Michael’s stopped breathing. We gotta go.” The voice seems familiar, perhaps a childhood playmate’s. I cling to sleep...

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Layered Poetry in heft by Doyali Islam

I dream seafloor shells, bones / stirring in walls: forgotten, lithified / things buzzing, buzzing beneath a drone’s wings.

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I Can’t Even Get to Hell

After the first of my many cousins died from cancer, the extended family started getting together every August to picnic in Westchester County, New York.

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Inside a Ring of Owls

Last night we stood outside and all around us the owls were calling to each other. It felt like a perfect circle and we were standing in the middle.

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kindled

This morning, my body unfurls from sleep, soft sheets teasing bare breasts, groin thrumming. Outside my window, a goldfinch whistles and warbles. I laugh aloud. There are miracles in the garden...

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Of Shoes, Feet, and Legs

My mother had great legs. She passed them on; Nora has them now. Her shoes were small and wide, like her feet—European feet. She had so many shoes.

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Autobiography of a Boob

Let's talk about breasts. We’re all woman here. They are a part of us, sometimes, however briefly, perfect. We women tend to think that ours are too large, too small, too droopy...

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2019 Haiku Contest – The Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Dreamers Haiku Contest! We had over 600 haiku submitted to this contest. The number and quality of the entries...

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Exotic Writing Retreats

6 Reasons Why an Exotic Writing Retreat Should Be Your Next Dream VacationPlus – Our Top Picks for Your Stay Exotic Writing Retreats, an article by Rochelle Angyal For the

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Extra! Extra! Dreamers Magazine Issue 3 is Here!

I’m pleased to announce the release of Issue 3 of the Dreamers Magazine. In this issue you’ll find...

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Stampede

The Calgary Stampede had roared into town. My friend Sharon and I met at the Fairgrounds’ entrance at 8:00 PM. We pushed our way through the crowds, trying to keep each other in sight...

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Leading with My Heart

“Jesus,” Jenny whispers, her eyes dark and wild, catching mine as I stand on the other side of the bed. “Should I keep reading this?”

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A Tree with No Roots

I am wholly and completely my own person, an individual defined only by myself.Or at least, that’s what I’d like to believe. I’d like to...

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Threadbare

I’m shivering in a hospital gown and Hanes underwear. A nurse brings me another blanket, crisp with hot starch. I want to cry.

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Pretty Like Me

I sat in the dark movie theater watching Crazy Rich Asians and found myself crying. Crying is not unusual for me, especially while watching...

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The Miracle of Joey Ramone

After the unconventional release of their 2014 album, U2 received overwhelmingly negative feedback. One day in...

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A New Dawn

Don was awoken early by a familiar pain in his left knee. He rubbed the swollen joint as he sat upright in bed. Sighing, he glanced at...

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The CFO

The objective of the meeting with Knowles Sanderson was to present the fourth quarter financial outlook for the General Disc Corporation. These projections were of vital importance...

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