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Shantybellum · 1d ago

Unbearable Happiness

Unbearable HappinessSo here we are, all cozy warmand wrapped in secret dreadthat this migh...
Shantybellum · 1W ago

Sparkle & Twink

Shantybellum · 3W ago

Blues and Green

Blues and green
Shantybellum · 3W ago

My Ship has Come In: a Tale of Tragedy and Comedy

I've got this friend, Liesl, whom I met in an online chatroom about 25 years ago.  It's amazing the friends one can make through that crazy thing called the internet.  But we've been friends...
Shantybellum · 1M ago


An old poem I actually won a prize for a long time ago on the Internet Board Poetry Community.Afterglowby Elodie AckermanThe TownFirst Place, October 2007Judged by E. Ethelbert Miller
Shantybellum · 5M ago

Visions of Home 3: A Stroll through Downtown Natchez

Shantybellum · 6M ago

A Child's Drawings from 1883

My mother had a large cedar chest where she kept all our report cards, newspaper clippings...
Shantybellum · 7M ago

Versace: Good Will Ambassador

Jane Stubbs Pug Pillow  To purchase, go here.So this morning, my mail lady knocked on the door to deliver a certified letter. The dog was going nuts, so I asked her to step inside so it wouldn't get out."Girl or a boy?" she asked."Girl.""What is her ...
Shantybellum · 7M ago

Hiding Out in Clarksdale

After the mandatory six-month waiting period, the date my divorce was to be finalized was ...
Shantybellum · 8M ago


All around the citysparrows fell. Pigeons lay like litterin the streets.That's what it too...