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My Friend Does Not See

herself in fantasy movies<p>she watches them anyway because, well, Harry Potter <br>and swordplay and elves and magic <br>are all pretty darn cool and she will …

Snow Day

The clouds are dark and fat and wet, <br>but today there is no rain. <br>Instead, a foot of frozen cloud<br>covers empty Texas plains.<br>I fear this cold and wonder …

Spectres

They rise all the time, the taunts,<p>the jeers; the pitying looks and<p>sniggered whispers. As impossible to<p>ignore as the nightmares that plague<p>sleep and …

Freedom they Say, Freedom…

I no longer know how to move, or gaze into the distance freeing my mind from the horrors of reality. Each step forward, a jerk, I’m locked in place; …

A Writers Call To Action

We want to share your wonderful work<p>We here at Written Tales are looking for writers to join our community of authors.<p>Please see our submission page …

Paradox of Power

Violence in life,<br>Psychopath delight.<br>Childhood rage, <br>Tragedy morphs <br>Into triumph;<br>Revolution decays,<br>Powers in dismay, <br>Stalin fades.<p><i>Paradox of Power by</i> …

Scheherazade

The music began.<p>Elaborate columns soared and capricious breezes, cooled from fountains in the courtyard, flirted with diaphanous hangings. Brass …

How to say no to your toddler without actually saying NO

Life is full of cliches and <i>surprise</i>, those cliches are really true.<p>My toddler just turned two (Cliche №1: Time flies!) and the Universe presented her …

Submission Guidelines

Written Tales is Accepting Writers<p><b>What We Look For</b><p>Written Tales welcomes submissions of short fiction & non-fiction, flash fiction, and poetry. We …