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04.16.10 Posted in today's words by

Karen Schindler is the managing editor of POW Fast Flash Fiction where she publishes (and is always looking for) works of fiction between 100 and 1000 words long. Her most recent appearance here was part of Contributor Series 4 with her poem Now that I know. You can find her news and newest at miscellaneous yammering. Erosion By Karen […]

Contributor Series 4: Aspects of the Elephant, Now that I know

02.17.10 Posted in Contributor Series 4, today's words by

Contributor Series 4: Aspects of the Elephant Now that I know By Karen Schindler it’s hard to get what you want til you know what it is now that I know what I have always desired I can see myself shifting toward getting it funny how that happens                                                 Always look at me like you […]

Contributor Series 2: Candy and Spirits, Greedy Ghouls

11.02.09 Posted in Contributor Series 2, today's words by

Contributor Series 2: Candy and Spirits Greedy Ghouls By Karen Schindler Don’t open the door Don’t answer the phone Pretend all together That no one is home Evil does stalk The sidewalk tonight Amongst tiny beggars Sweets their delight They come one by one Or all in a rush They ring the doorbell And wait […]


10.08.09 Posted in today's words by

Karen Schindler has given us sensuous and visual poetry before (Nature’s Parade, undiscovered, Coming Home), but today’s selection contains a different kind of puzzle. Hint: follow the asterisks, but not in the intuitive direction! This might just be the perfect poem for a stormy night when people apart can hear the same thunder across the […]

Nature’s Parade

09.30.09 Posted in Observation, today's words by

It is no secret that nature inspires great poetry. It speaks to our primal side, takes us back to our origins, and enlivens our language with color, feeling, and energy. We are one week into autumn and in some places of these United States, the signs of the season are hard to miss. The leaves […]

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