Beanery Online Literary Magazine

December 23, 2009

Do You Hear What I Hear?

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?

An Irritating Christmas Carol

Melanie Stefanic

 

     Every year when I hear a certain Christmas song I cringe at one phrase. 

     “Here it comes,” I think when I hear the carol Do You Hear What I Hear:

               Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king
               Do you know what I know
               In your palace wall mighty king
               Do you know what I know
               A child, a child
               Shivers in the cold
               Let us bring him silver and gold
               Let us bring him silver and gold

     The irritating phrase, repeated (more…)

June 24, 2009

The Execution of the Reincarnated Edgar Allen Poe

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

THE EXECUTION

OF THE

REINCARNATED EDGAR ALLEN POE

R. D. Carpenter

 

            “Father, you are the dignitary of the church responsible for the confessions of the condemned, are you not?  You come at such a late moment. I assume your late arrival to be a trepidation resulting from your callow experience with matters of such necrology.

            “Father, I can infer by your face—your sweet, innocent, and surprisingly young face—that my behavior confounds your senses, your genial innocence, your intellectual curiosity. Be not hesitant in your inquisitiveness, indulge your hunger and feast upon my depth. Allow me to evince my predicament for your extrapolation of the said enigma before you.     

“At first the beast existed only in (more…)

November 15, 2007

CARMA by geoffrey m. miller

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—by geoffrey m. miller
© 1997 Miller Creative Services. All rights reserved

“How much would it be without the hubcaps and body moldings?” I asked my formerly friendly automobile salesman. His eyes got wide. He slumped over. His forehead hit the desk with a thud.
“Look… It wouldn’t matter.” he sighed without looking up. “We’ve already eliminated every option. Moldings aren’t optional. Neither are hubcaps… or wheels… or the transmission. This is as cheap as it gets, Mr. Miller. Take it or leave it.”
I have never owned a car that had less than 100,000 miles on it. (more…)