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- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston- Quote Collection“She was stretched on her back beneath the pear tree soaking in the alto chant of the visiting bees, the gold of the sun and the panting breath of the… Read more Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston- Quote Collection →
- Slaughterhouse-Five/The Children’s Crusade by Kurt Vonnegut- Quote Collection“There are almost no characters in this story, and almost no dramatic confrontations, because most of the people in it are so sick and so much the listless playthings of enormous forces. One of the man effects of war, after all, is that people are discouraged from being characters.” (Kurt Vonnegut, “Eight,” Slaughterhouse-Five, 164) …
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde- Quote Collection“The artist is the creator of beautiful things, To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim.” …
- Bokononism, A Practical Guide: Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.- Quote CollectionOne of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s classic novels, Cat’s Cradle is a rich narrative full of offshoots and side stories. Just a fraction of the book’s lore is concerned with Bokononism, a religion created by Vonnegut’s character Lionel ‘Bokonon’ Johnson…
- Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi- The Diversity Fantasy DeservesLegacy of Orïsha is the diversity fantasy fiction has always deserved, but not gotten in this whitewashed scene. Tomi Adeyemi shines in Children of Virtue and Vengeance, her second book in her Legacy of ….
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – Quote Collections“First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-” “Sir?” ….
- Sticker Ode – PoemSticker onto a surface, No way of slipping onto the Side held there without a tic, ….
- After School Care – PoemTime moves slow, sticking to the moment like molasses- is this how it normally is? ….
- Dishes – PoemSoaking, rubbing, stroking, petting Remove all stains and coverings, be bare and embraced by my hands ….
- The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams- Quote Collections and ACABACAB [All Cops Are Bastards/Bad] is a movement alongside Black Lives Matter, demanding lowered police and military …
- A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski- Quote Collection“Yes, I am a Free Lover. I have an inalienable, constitutional and natural right to love whom I may, to love as long or as short a period…
- Animal Wise by Virginia Morell- Quote Collection“And even if an animal could talk, would we listen?” Virginia Morell
- Congratulations – PoemYou’ve won the lottery! What are the chances of birth? One in a million- you are alive. Enjoy the stinging pain of loneliness. Feed upon your crippling self-doubt, confronted by questions you can never answer. Cherish the growing aches of your imperfect form. Drink in the stench of needless death as it surrounds you. And revel in your unending suffering and depression. For you are alive.
- The Remainder – Book ReviewAsh falls in heaps and Felipe counts dead bodies, trying to reduce the massive amount of dead…
- Drop Out – Short StoryIt’s late in the afternoon as Clark types furiously on his laptop, air conditioner blasting loudly in the background trying to battle the hot and humid Florida fall. The old house groans occasionally with its age, and the cat hits the creaky spots on every stair on his way down, but Clark’s family has lived here since he was born, and he’s long considered it home. He’s been working on the next essay for his Monday class for a few hours now, and his shoulder’s droop lower as the minutes… Read more Drop Out – Short Story →
- Carrion – PoemIts small form gradually gets bigger as it swoops lower and lower, approaching its target. The trees scarcely decorating the parking lot cut off line of sight as the ground approaches rapidly. Landed perched on the open lid like an ornate flag topper. Its eight-foot wingspan allowing it to lord over the large dumpster with peeling blue paint and regulations stuck to every side. …
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates- Quote Collections“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.”
- The Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff- Quote Collection“Now we come to what could be called the most characteristic element of Taoism-in-action. In Chinese, it is known as Wu Wei. It is also the most characteristic element of… Read more The Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff- Quote Collection →
I’m Al, a writer and photographer based in Florida. My favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, although I read a lot of different stuff. I mainly post bird pictures or quote collections.
Wildlife, especially crows, are my favorite photography subjects. I shoot on a Nikon d3500, and edit via photoshop.