SWAMP MASTER

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Forty Nine episodes! Read Finale!

A story based on the idea that hybrid plant-animal life forms began evolving in springs, swamps and oases millions of years before the dinosaurs. This is the story of a family which has coexisted with one of the creatures for generations, their next-door neighbors, and citizens of a rural town who also make contact. It tells the story of rising ignorance and fear that ends in violence, and how logical thought leads to false conclusions about something strange and different. Swamp master is a story that will challenge your imagination…and your assumptions about good and evil. Follow this amazing saga every week! Forty-Nine Episodes posted. Read final episode.

PASTURELAND

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Fifty-eight episodes posted

Our third offering follows a college student traveling across country to meet a friend on the West Coast. In the Midwest, he picks up a hitchhiker who brutally attacks him. The student escapes and stumbles onto a farm outside a small Midwestern town. The town embraces him and he finds friends, love and future opportunities; however, his attacker lurks nearby stalking townspeople and awaiting an opportunity to finish the job he started. Fifty-eight episodes posted! Read final episode.

Argento’s Envy

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Argento’s Envy

I’d have one of them tongue piercings, sure
With that cool silver ball—if I was twenty
When I spy the smooth grey nub of metal pleasure
I imagine it must stimulate folks plenty

I delight in how denuded cheek-pinch lewd
A silver bullet can so brazenly present
The story of sexual ardor, or King of the Jews
Minutely written in its hoary flagrance

I stare with bald desire at what time can’t assuage
This cybernetic tripwire so sequestered
My Bohemian longing unbecoming of this stage
By smoke and whiskey, tongue forever blistered

—Joanie Fritz Zosike
New York, December 30, 2011

The Road Much Traveled

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I went to Atlanta to try and find Santa
He’d flown to Bhopal to hang out with RuPaul
Without further delay I set course for Cathay
Meanwhile in Dubai, the Dow goes awry
But since I’m a taxpayer in nearby Eritrea
I go for a prance in striped pants off to France
Wind up on an altar in the Strait of Gibralter
I toss a used gun and fly back to Houston
Pick up a gas can as I race through Iran
It’s too nuts in Jordan to find an accordion
So I buy a brassiere in exotic Kashmir
Old London looks good, it’s my fave neighborhood
And it sure beats Myanmar if you’re buying a sitar
Sweet New Orleans beckons for a couple of seconds
And I eat pecan pie, oh, let’s say, in Ohio
I get somewhat whorey approaching Pretoria
The march strains my neck, I detour to Quebec
By way of Romania, despite all the pain…yeah
Should see the Sahara with my friend, MacNamara
Though I hear bands are zanier in mad Transylvania
Get my butt wrecked in Utrecht, which I find highly suspect
Why, in Vienna, can I not find some henna
When I travel to Warsaw, I could never have foresaw
There’s so much to do in Kublai Khan’s Xanadu
Well, it beats going bonkers in the city of Yonkers
End up rocking the Casbah in spicy Zanzibar

What? No moral? No plot? This could get me shot
For crimes of ubiquity veiled thinly from A to Z
In a way, it’s pathetic, but at least…alphabetic
Imagine the bog if ya’all was chronological
Please spare me the schism of your algorithm
It’s best, when you travel, to let the path unravel
You don’t need a pin code when you’re out on the road

-—Joanie Fritz Zosike

TORMENT

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TORMENT
Taylor is the smallest freshman in a New England country school. A new classmate arrives and views harassment as the quickest way to make a name for himself, and turns Taylor’s life into living hell. In attempting to find out what makes his tormentor tick, Taylor uncovers horrific facts that bring the realization that his situation is far more dangerous than expected, and he must take drastic action to free himself from his oppressor. Twenty four episodes posted. Read last episode.