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Micro Poetry by Mykyta Ryzhykh

Micro Poetry by Mykyta Ryzhykh #TheMetaworker #MetaworkerMonday …

A Secret Knowledge of How to Love by Kit Willett

“We chanced upon him on our honeymoon. His gallery was empty / but well-lit” – excerpt from A Secret Knowledge of How to Love by …

Microfiction by Ken Poyner

Microfiction by Ken Poyner #TheMetaworker #ForgeFriday …

Heavy by Shaun Anthony McMichael

“You carried it kinda heavy though, old Johnny / confided on my last day of a 3 year gig” – excerpt from Heavy by Shaun …

Ashmedai and the Hairdresser by Allister Nelson

Content Warning: sexual references The streets of Berlin were heavy with rain. I clutched the metal pin at my breast that kept demons away. Mama …
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The Recipe by Annie Borelli

First, a Brief Word on Italian Cooking In the wintertime, the sky outside was black at four in the afternoon, and so the family ate …
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“Cleotis, The Secret Portraitist” by T. G. Metcalf

This is a very strange story. Until now it has been known only to me. I knew the strange man this story is about. His …
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Micro Poems by Chris Bullard

Apology to Spring I’m happy my words have not damaged the tulips.Despite my bungled attempts at praise,they rise more sublime …
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spring cleaning by Lauren Kells

when my little brother spent the night he threw the pillows and blankets on the floor before he left when …
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Not Done Yet by Nancy Noelke

The awe of still being here when odds ride shotgun on the sickle edgebut for one black ice spinoutone errant …
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Podcast

The Metaworker Podcast | 019 Pushcart Prize Nominees, Part 2

In this two-part series, we celebrate our Pushcart Prize nominees. This episode features @coopd88, @FrankNjugi, and Linda Lacey. #TheMetaworker #PushcartPrize …
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The Metaworker Podcast | 018 Pushcart Prize Nominees, Part 1

In this two-part series, we celebrate our Pushcart Prize nominees. This episode features Amita Basu, Daniel Brennan, and Marie-Louise McGuinness. #TheMetaworker #PushcartPrize …
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The Metaworker Podcast | 017 A Writer’s Life For Me: Catchup with Matthew Maichen, Part 2

Elena, Mel, and Cerid talk with former Metaworker Editor in Chief Matthew Maichen about their writing rituals, how they create characters, and the benefits and …
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The Metaworker Podcast | 016 A Writer’s Life For Me: Catchup with Matthew Maichen, Part 1

Elena, Mel, and Cerid talk with former Metaworker Editor in Chief Matthew Maichen about his writing and publishing journey since he stepped away from leading …
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Micro

Creative Non-Fiction Micros by Kevin Browne

Creative Non-Fiction Micros by Kevin Browne #TheMetaworker #MetaworkerMonday …
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Microfiction by F.D. Jackson

Microfiction by F.D. Jackson #MetaworkerMonday #TheMetaworker …
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Micro Poetry by David Capps

Micro Poetry by David Capps #MetaworkerMonday #TheMetaworker Micro Poetry by David Capps …
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My English Teacher by Bharti Bansal

(Nitika Mam, this one’s for you.) I have always been low on confidence.  By low, I mean you could jump off a cliff and still …
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Creative Non-Fiction Micros by Kevin Browne

Good Days My friend Jasmine tells me she wants to get married. Her boyfriend is no saint, she admits, but at least he quit drinking …
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Rubies by Carol E. Anderson

Remember that night in the basement of Draper Hall when you wrestled me to the floor? The sweet smell of musk oil on your neck …
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On the Shore by GJ Gillespie

Mixed media collage. Made with cross word puzzles, spray paint, shellac, ink, custom dyed clothe. Inspired by mid century northwest …
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Mars Sunglasses by James Reade Venable

Photo shot on iPhone 8 Plus. Artist’s note: I was being taken on a tour of an old mine turned …
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Magic Tricks for the Homeless by Kevin Charles

Artist’s Note: “Magic Tricks For The Homeless” was created with Clipstudio Paint. It depicts the often rabid responses we receive …
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Interviews

Looking Back to Forge Forward: A Catchup Series by Lena Bramsen

“An interview compilation with some of The Metaworker’s first contributors, reflecting upon the past and updating us on their careers.” …
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Profile: Jeremy Bock

Jeremy Bock is a West Virginia native and technologist currently expatting Bangkok with his wife and daughter. His novel, Caroline, …
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Meet Melissa Reynolds!

Hey everyone! We told you that we have big plans for this publication and here’s one of them. We took …
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