Tag Archives: inspiration

  1. “The Dead Travel Fast” — The Phantom Rickshaw

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    October 12, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    On a ship traveling to Bombay, India Jack Pansay begins an illicit affair with Mrs. Agnes Keith-Wessington, the wife of …
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  2. A List of Foundational Ghost Stories–What Would You Include?


    October 10, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    I told a professor in my MFA program that I’ve been increasingly interested in writing ghost stories.  In response, he …
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  3. Wine Before I Sleep

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    May 29, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    I wrote this a long time ago, but thought it would be nice to bring it out again because of the holiday. — It’s been raining for two straight days.  Rain drips through a hole in the gutter outside to ping against the down spout by my window.  Darkness crept in early and the temperature […]

  4. Girl at Cafe


    May 11, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    She sits, steady, elbow on the wrought-iron table, chin resting on her palm.   She is alone, legs crossed under …
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  5. Hook-Beaked and Hollow– A Poem


    May 4, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    Hook-Beaked and Hollow We are hook-beaked and hollow-boned Soaring on tails of wind Roaming through dissipating breaths With the dust …
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  6. “Propriety”–An Original Poem


    May 2, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    Maybe this is more of an image exercise than a poem, but what the hell?  I’d figure I’d give it …
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  7. A Dreaming and A Prayer

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    April 25, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    I’ve been slacking with the posts again– in fact, I’ve been slacking with a lot of writing related things, mostly …
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