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Messages by S Stephanie

She deftly pressed the “record” button on her answering machine. The somberness of trees has made it impossible for me to speak today. Please leave a message, she said into it. Not that anyone would leave her a message, yet she felt compelled to change the incoming one almost weekly. And the phone did ring every…

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CC is Back and Unstoppable!

Dearest CC fans, Much like Robert Patrick in Terminator 2, you can’t stop us here at Cease, Cows. You can tell us we have a thesis, plus a paper, plus a presentation due soon so we can graduate and not waste 40k, but we give no fucks. Zero. We’re fuckless…or…something. What we’re saying is: We’re reopening…

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Join the War on Christmas!

Dear CC writer friends, Our buds over at LitDemon.com are starting a war on Christmas! Here are the deets from LD: This short story contest begins November 26th. Writing prompts will be delivered and you will have until December 10th to write a short story up to 2500 words. The stories will be read by your…

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Surrender by Richard Thomas

In the process of losing my mind, the rest of the world has fallen away. A cloud hangs over the monotone house, the grass growing longer, the litter outside caught in the wild blades of fading green, as the shadows inside play games with me. I used to resist them, tried to shine a light…

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Lit Demon’s Possessing the Writing World While We’re Away

Hello, lovely CC followers, We’re on an extended hiatus for the time being since a few key staff are frakking busy with grad school (SLACKERS!). We know you miss us, and, frankly, we miss you too. We’re moping in our dingy underwear and sobbing in our already-soggy ramen over here. *sniff* But! Pulling up bootstraps and all…