Without flinching 

 anything but clear 

if resonance hurls 

resounding cries for 

collective consciousness 

to kick in

before we all go nuts 

Real soon 

Whether you call someone a hero or a monster is all relative to the focus of your consciousness.

to sacrifice something 

save some entity 

sanctify a certain method 

bring the meaning 

to the fire 
Giants don’t live long lives  

have bad synthetic geometry 

Learn to

sacrifice 

Sit there for days, like Ghandhi, get thru     

 

 

Our ruling motif is winner take all.

    
 

 all method 

no meaning 

Fragmentation of the Soul

The sunset and the blossoms beckon,

hovering against my better days 

which guide the hand of spiritual matters 

Acknowledging it’s only a matter of time 

The koan 

lies in

your 

hands 

It is too painful 

to process 

momentarily 
And, in my heart of hearts, 

I wish you could understand 

that I can be 

sad and hopeful 

simultaneously 

  

Depression: A Trip

You stay alive because
you haven’t been excused

that leaves a lot to think about. who’s doing the excusing? if you are an atheist, because you are a science-centric devotee? And thus staying alive means using up all your ingredients, because who knows. The most dangerous people in the world are the ones with no identity, no ties, no reason to be here other than the lower-brain, the hit-man, counter-terror investigative specialist or whatever they are called in that interrogation manual I downloaded, because, you know, I excel at getting information willingly from people and I think it’s a skill I should be allowed to utilize more.

You stay alive you stupid asshole Because you haven’t been excused… –Tony Hoagland, from “Suicide Song”   Depression is a wildly confusing, exhausting trip to som…

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The descent 

The mysteries represented the myth of the abduction of Persephone from her mother Demeter by the king of the underworld Hades, in a cycle with three phases, the “descent” (loss), the “search” and the “ascent”, with the main theme the “ascent” of Persephone and the reunion with her mother. It was a major festival during the Hellenic era, and later spread to Rome.[4] The name of the town, Eleusís, seems to be Pre-Greek and it is probably a counterpart with Elysium and the goddess Eileithyia.[5]

The loss 

The theft

The recovery 

The healing 

The ultimate being 

irony, 

the counterpart of 

Meaning 
orchid-shaped core 

until now, until today, 

because now 

All that ever happened 

kept reminding her

of the future pain.

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Submissions

Tell me a story in 1,000 words or less. Email it to brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com. If I like it, I’ll publish it in the next available edition of Brilliant Flash Fiction. Please send original, un…

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Pluto fly by 

Am I supposed to feel small and insignificant?

Well ok, but compared to what?

Pluto drive by
   
    
    
 I still fall in love with the earth every day and beauty is everywhere and you realize there is no absolute truth just an infinite supply of stories, some better than others.

Aura chakra anesthesia Clytemnestra  

chakra
  
   
Mom just had her 85th birthday. Dad didn’t make it to his 84th, a year ago, March. 

  
What a difference a year makes…
My New Predilection-Addiction 

   

seductress
  
madding

 And