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Portraiture
Close your eyes and think of home.

By Ian Paterson

Festivities
People stand on their balconies, waiting to disappear.

By Phil Hall


Post your way to literary fame!

We have extended the deadline of the 14th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Contest to January 31, 2018!

The rules are simple: write up to 500 words of postcard-inspired micro-lit and send it in with your postcard.

Extended Deadline: January 31, 2018

Winners receive cash prizes and publication.

Check out our submission guidelines to get more information and to submit!


Ad Infinitum
An intern remembers the sparrows outside her call room window the night she pronounced four people dead.

By Malgorzata Nowaczyk

Beautiful Days
In her youth she felt alive in every moment, now she wonders if a life of road bikes and company fitness challenges was inevitable.

By Sara Cassidy


Change: A Contact No Contact Story

Our latest contributor, Max Settler, shares his story of what made his family members change their destructive paths.

"I can see that people can change when the right circumstances present themselves."

Watch the rest of Max's Contact story online now.

If you would like to submit a story, check out Contact No Contact for details.


THIS WEEK IN REVIEW

Conditionally Paris
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Fishing for Hope
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Second Chances
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