BRIGHT IDEAS, CONTEMPLATIVE LOGIC, ART, CULTURE, FLASH FICTION, VIDEO POETRY, MUSIC, SPOKEN WORD, ARTICLES, PODCASTS AND VIDEOS FOR BIG HEARTS, TOUGH GUTS & HIGH IQs.
COMPASSION TRUMPS CONFRONTATION
Researchers challenging long-held beliefs that human beings are wired to be selfish. Growing evidence shows we are becoming more compassionate and collaborative in our quest to survive and thrive. READ MORE...
CREATING OTHER WORLDS on Page & Screen
When writing fantasy fuels the imagination and allows us to see the world in a different light. Writers discuss fantasy, adventure, and creating other worlds. READ MORE...
FLASH FEATURE by Susanna Crossman
I recall the farm track, the mud, the barren fields, pastures bitten by winter, and the sky a dirty, waiting white; the little car trundled towards disaster, us five, the pick-up truck, the men and the crowd, the watching crowd. READ FULL STORY
NEW VIDEOS IN SWOON'S VIEW
The ephemeral worlds of Sandra Salter & Benedict Newbery. These days the sky’s the limit in animation, and that’s fine by me. It’s nice to be overpowered, sometimes. SEE ALL...
THE GIFT OF GARDAM by Cherise Wolas
Discover this hidden story treasure! The dilemma of my desires: Or the balance between keeping a brilliant writer my secret and knowing she ought to be shared. READ...
DROUGHT - What is it good for?
“During a drought, the exotic species that usually compete with native plants die back because they are not adapted to droughts. The native species are drought-tolerant, so they have a chance to increase their numbers.” READ MORE...
WARY OF THE HERD
Behold the mob. They wear sallow and hardened faces; their hearts are worn and faint. They swarm at the fire. They cling to one another, beasts, batons, all of them in fits. All of them wired by convention, ignorant of the cause that sits like a stone in the belly of unrest. Beyond cast light and ragged shadows, pressed into the muck among the weeds, an extinguished torch falls clutched in the rubble of a beacon hand. Faith holds no morals for blind men on the road. Behold the mob. They are afraid of you. Watch the mob. You will not be tolerated. The mob, the mob, of hollow eyes, in the dead glare of haunted stripes, the black holes of heaven, and the brood of faint and falling stars. - michael dickes
WHAT IS MOB MENTALITY?
NEW CREATIVE OUTPUT FROM APC STAFF!
A Michael Dickes & Swoon yolk.
Jade Anouka: Poem and Narration
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