Wanderlust

Awais had a great thirst for adventure. During his college days he toured several places with his classmates in a college bus.

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The Comfort of Strangers

It was me who dropped the box of Band-Aids into the toilet. None of us wanted to admit it, but Ben and Jimmy had had nothing to confess.

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Prepared

Outside, the hot August sun branded everything in its path, seeking out every cleft and angle. But not here. Room 263 of the Samaritan Home was...

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Dreamers Haiku Contest

Submit up to 3 haiku for your chance to win! The winner will receive $120, 2 copies of our inaugural print magazine, and 2 keychains on which the poem will be printed.

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I See You

Ex-husband with new woman; This one counts. Words of admiration Roll off his well-kissed lips. He gushes her accomplishments. We’ve been here before.

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Swallowed

When we made love, I thought of nothing but the parakeets. They were four floors below in Samantha’s study. I feared they were starving.

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Courage and Choice

A wise old art dealer in Amsterdam liked to tell a particular story, over appelflappen and coffee, of when he was not so old and not so wise.

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Smallwood Offers Style and Intriguing Content

Carol Smallwood offers a captivating preface to this 2018 collection, her tenth published since 2014. “It’s the whispered that has the most impact,” she declares.

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DR. NO RKVRY?

Writer works to get under skin, doc rushes through gore he bathes within... Shrieking from someone else's...

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“In Her Garden” and “Fresh News”

Big mama said she’s plum gone there’s no more chunky, copper moon walking over her head she reserves the right to wear white...

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The Years

I am sitting on an exercise bike, slowly moving my feet, circling, circling, pushing just enough to barely move the pedals. It is exhausting.

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Guide Him Through

Between lush manicured lawns and dense sheared hedges I walk slowly up the curved path to the wall near the relief sculpture tall as a juniper tree...

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Madonnas

"Teacher. Nurse. Secretary. Three acceptable careers for a young woman when my mother was a girl. I became a high-powered corporate lawyer."

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2018 Pushcart Prize Nominations

2019 Dreamers Pushcart Prize Nominations ...we're pleased to announce our 2019 Pushcart Prize nominations! Check them out.

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Through, Not Around

Anyone going through infertility treatments, or who has experienced pregnancy loss, will tell you that it is a lonely experience, often filled with...

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Things I’ve Learned on the Road

I remember the fire trucks with all the lights flashing and the noise and the woman screaming down the street. I was six, the teachers whispered nervously...

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Quantum Solidarity: Making Hajj at Bear Lodge

The mind-numbing atrocities at home and abroad dare me to respond. It’s as if world events conspired to belittle me, taunting me to try to make sense of bloodbaths...

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Two Hungers

My breasts once wept at the first musings of a strangers hunger-smacking lips, a pursed, round strawberry and wet with the taste of milk still on the tongue...

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