They say the first line is the hardest

But this one wasn’t a walk in the park either

The third line’s can be a challenge

But the fourth is when it fails

You’re losing readers by the fifth

No one even reads the sixth

You might as well just skip this one

And move right on to the eight

No one ever ends their poem on line nine

Always Greener

Tonight I wrote the words

That I know will change the world

As the pen streaked the page

I prepared for all the change

But as I finished up my script

My enthusiasm slipped

I knew what I must do

For my apprehension to be soothed

I tore apart the paper

And disposed of all the staples

In my head the words are kept

And the letter remains unsent

It turns out I like the world for now

And I don’t want to tear it down

30 Second Poem

Give me thirty seconds

And I’ll give you back your time

What would you ever do with me

If you ever knew my kind


I’ll run around in circles

And fall down into the dirt

There’s nothing you can do

To ever stop the hurt


The skills it takes to make

A thirty second poem

Are the kind of things it takes

To make a house into a home

"The Other Mangler"

“The Other Mangler”

By Ian

Narrator: It’s the Mangler! Created in a basement by his nemesis and Grand-pappy, Doctor Horatio, The Mangler has been endowed with the totally awesome superpower to see into the future and discover whether a person will grow up to be good or Jewish.  With this knowledge, he is able to eat babies before they can grow up to become the next Michael Bloomberg.

For Your Entertainment


We open on a ringing telephone. Much like some scary movie, although instead of being the harbinger of doom for the character who answers, this call will bring forth good repercussions. Sort of.




(from phone)





Who was the killer in Friday the 13th?


Mrs. Voorhees, Jason’s mom. Look I have the whole Scream box set on DVD, so don’t go trying to scare me with old material. Be original.



Interview with Ian

We recently caught up with media contributor Ian who lately is at the top of his game. You may know him as the creator and performer of the The Holy Jive production “The Spanish Conquistador.” For the first time, he opens up publicly about his show and his influences.

On the Go

The boy packed his bags and left the house. It was his 13th birthday and this convinced him he was a man able to survive on his own. Five pairs of socks and two pairs of underwear was all he had rolled up in a paper bag he stole from the local grocer. This was his day and he was sure to make the most of it. Anything else he needed, he assumed he’d find in one way or another when he needed them.

Novel Introduction

“And who are you?” Kenneth inquired of the man before him. It was a question he had asked a thousand times as an assistant to one of the most respected men in the immediate area. He had dreams to progress further in his career of course, but he felt his job a noble one or short of that, one that served to get him by month to month financially. For now, anyway.

“Who I am isn’t important.” The man responded briskly.

“Well, who should I say is here?”

“Just tell your employer his investment has arrived. He’ll know what you mean.”