The Stream

Janeen McCrae
A weekly dose of creative inspirations that'll get you revved up to 'make the thing.' Dip a toe into the stream and sign up.
Created 02 Jan 2021
  • Vacant
    13 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    Share There is a space for rent on Front Street. A Space for Rent! You can walk right in and pace out dimensions, have 2-cent visions of desks and receptions and kitchens and buzz. You can walk right ...
  • Esky
    06 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Share Where is your heart? Is it lost? Did it pack up for the coast? Shoot through? Bail on you? Is it gone? Did it leave you in a box at a stranger’s darkened door with no blanket, no note, no nothin...
  • Edibles
    29 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Share [agitated whisper] No, I am going to say something! This is not… Hello? Excuse me? Hello? Look, there seems to be a little bit of a mix-up. This is not what I ordered. Yes, of course, I’m sure. ...
  • Clocks
    22 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 4 4
    Share “No one mentions Twitter in your obituary.”1 – Julie Klausner Time is a cake yet to be eaten. Time is a plump moon orbiting closer, ever closer, messing up your tides. Time is a furry spider, dr...
  • Fifty
    15 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 5 4
    Share This is fifty. It wheels its little cart from the edge of my incredulity and into full view, the rickety wooden wheels telegraphing the true burden of its load. The load it bears is me, of cours...
  • Stanza
    08 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    Share All the world’s a poem. The swell of a wave, serene with its power and aching its way shoreward. Grass rippling with the breath of a breeze, whispering its secret to an endless prairie. And you,...
  • Shrimp
    01 Nov 2021 • 11 min read • 3 0
    Share If you could just close the door behind you, Janet? Thanks. OK, OK! [claps hands] Settle down. Welcome, gang! So happy you came to this little sesh of ours—this little storm of the brain. I know...
  • Underground
    25 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 4 5
    Share Hey. What are you doing down there? I can clearly see the lump of you outlined just beneath the surface. Buried in the crust. Safe. Warm. Lying in wait. As it stands now, you’re a real trip-and-...
  • Suck
    18 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 3 0
    Share Tickets, please! Tickets! Is that everyone? Excellent. If I could just have your attention for a moment—let us begin with the traditional anguished greeting of someone who has fallen victim to o...
  • Kleptopharmacophagy
    11 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    Share Have you seen my butterfly? No, I don’t want it back. Trust me—when we were together we had our issues. I remember when it first de-egged itself from my thought hatchery. Woof! Lemme tell ya, it...
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