“If You Smell Iodine, The Captain is Nearby” – Ukrainian Poetry

A poem by Ukrainian LYUDMYLA DIADCHENKO Translated by PADMA THORNLYRE If you smell iodine, the captain is nearby. The pines support heaven upon their needles. An aquamarine July strolls along the seashore, Its ever-returning feet massaged by pebbles. You dilute the climate with tears. Carving melons Smells of vacation … just as the inevitable captain. Hello! I knowContinue reading ““If You Smell Iodine, The Captain is Nearby” – Ukrainian Poetry”

Give It Up – Flash Fiction by Franz Kafka

If you don’t know about Franz Kafka, you have been missing out. Below is just a quick 128 word flash fiction work by his. But clearly, he has more… a lot more. And you really should check it out! It was very early in the morning, the streets clean and deserted, I was walking toContinue reading “Give It Up – Flash Fiction by Franz Kafka”

What Happens to a Dream Deferred? A Poem by Langston Hughes

A poem by LANGSTON HUGHES What happens to a dream deferred?       Does it dry up       like a raisin in the sun?       Or fester like a sore—       And then run?       Does it stink like rotten meat?       Or crust and sugar over—       like a syrupy sweet?       Maybe it just sags       like a heavy load. Or does it… ReadContinue reading “What Happens to a Dream Deferred? A Poem by Langston Hughes”

10 Best ‘Dracula’ Killer Quotes from Horror Author, Bram Stoker

Abraham “Bram” Stoker was born on November 8th, 1847, and published his world-renowned vampire novel, Dracula, at the age of fifty in 1897. As today is the anniversary of this prolific author’s birth, we are celebrating with a list of the thirteen best quotes from his most famous gothic novel. Below we have compiled ourContinue reading “10 Best ‘Dracula’ Killer Quotes from Horror Author, Bram Stoker”