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A West Door

A West Door

A story by the writer Douglas Cole, inspired by various places in Seattle, Washington.

A murmur of wings

A murmur of wings

A story by Rosemary Thorne, inspired by the Praça do Comércio in Lisbon, Portugal.

Last Goodbye in Bahawalpur

Last Goodbye in Bahawalpur

This is a poem by the writer Javeria Hasnain, inspired by Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Read it on Scrawl Place.

cottonwood falls

cottonwood falls

A poem by Eimear Laffan, inspired by the Cottonwood Falls in Nelson, British Columbia.

Summer in Helsinki

Summer in Helsinki

A poem by Gerry Stewart, inspired by Cafe Regatta in Helsinki, Finland.

Balboa

Balboa

A story by Lucas Smith, inspired by Balboa Island, California.

Fly Zone

Fly Zone

A story by writer Melissa Nunez, inspired by a trip to the National Butterfly Center near the Texas-Mexico border.

95th & Broadway

95th & Broadway

A poem by Lisa Summe, inspired by the subway stop at 95th and Broadway in New York City.

Prague

Prague

A story by Stuart Buck, inspired by a trip to Prague, Czech Republic.

Jharokha

Jharokha

A poem by Nikita Parik, inspired by the Begum Bazar in Hyderabad, India.

Ledra Street

Ledra Street

A story by Nora Nadjarian, inspired by a street in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Chagall Windows

Chagall Windows

A story by Liza Wieland, inspired by Marc Chagall’s “America Windows” at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Three Years

Three Years

A story by Adrienne Marie Barrios, set in Seattle and suburban Seattle.

South Beach

South Beach

A story by Wilson Koewing, inspired by a trip to South Beach, Miami, Florida.

Sijo: Just Maple

Sijo: Just Maple

A poem by James Penha, inspired by a trip to “Just Maple” a syrup producer in New Hampshire.

Alameda

Alameda

A poem by the writer Matthew Andrews, inspired by the tiny doors in Alameda, California.

Angel Island Ferry

Angel Island Ferry

A poem by Matthew Andrews, inspired by Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Fumar mata

Fumar mata

A story by HLR, inspired by a trip to Benidorm, Spain.

Needle Park

Needle Park

A story by Becca Yenser, inspired by a park in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Order of Things

The Order of Things

A prose poem by Daniel Johnson, inspired by the Mutton Lane Inn, Cork, Ireland.

My Lost Vowel

My Lost Vowel

An essay by P.S. Nolf, inspired by Putneyville, Pennsylvania.

Imitation

Imitation

A story by Shreya Khobragade, inspired by Hill Road in Mumbai, India.

Summer Sippers

Summer Sippers

An essay by Jillian Luft, inspired by a day in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Playful Dead

Playful Dead

A story by Bayveen O’Connell, inspired by The Sacro Bosco (The Monster Park) in Bomarzo, Italy.

‘B’ Is for Bosque

‘B’ Is for Bosque

A story by Becca Yenser, inspired by the Bosque trail in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Churchyard Kurseong

Churchyard Kurseong

A story by Mandira Pattnaik, inspired by a cemetery in Kurseong, one of the most haunted places in India.

The Goose Lady

The Goose Lady

A story by Judy Lunsford, inspired by the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona.

Ode to the Magic

Ode to the Magic

A poem by Erica Abbott, inspired by Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.

Namesake

Namesake

A story by Christina Rosso, inspired by Laurel Hill Cemetary in Philadelphia.

eu kalypto

eu kalypto

A story by Jody Rae, inspired by New Brighton Beach, California.

Mexico, New York

Mexico, New York

An essay by John Chrostek, inspired by a trip to Mexico, New York.

The Blanket by the River

The Blanket by the River

A story by Shannon Frost Greenstein, inspired by a bridge near 30th Street Station, Philadelphia.

Ghost Ballet

Ghost Ballet

A poem by Todd Osborne, inspired by Ghost Ballet, a sculpture in Nashville, Tennessee.

Nora Springs

Nora Springs

A poem by Kelli Lage, inspired by Nora Springs, Iowa.

La Brea Tar Pits

La Brea Tar Pits

A story by Kelle Clark, inspired by the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.

Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac Ranch

A story by Paul Ruta, inspired by an art installation in Amarillo, Texas.

Lagos

Lagos

A poem by Fasasi Abdulrosheed Oladipupo, inspired by Lagos, Nigeria.

Love Is a Beach

Love Is a Beach

A story by Overcomer Ibiteye, inspired by a beach in Lagos.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

A poem by Kimberly Glanzman, inspired by a hike through the Grand Canyon.

Ghost Forest

Ghost Forest

A poem by Amy Bobeda, inspired by a walk in Madison Square Park, New York City.

Sculptures in Glebe Park

Sculptures in Glebe Park

A poem by Caroline Misner, inspired by the sculptures in Glebe Park, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada.

MCO

MCO

A poem by Selena Cotte, inspired by MCO, the Orlando, Florida airport.

You Ain’t Shit

You Ain’t Shit

A poem by Courtney LaBlanc, inspired by the state of North Dakota.

Hiraeth in California

Hiraeth in California

A poem by Katie Manning, inspired by the “Stairways to Nowhere” in Felicity, California.

Grandview

Grandview

A story from Christy Lorio, inspired by a hike in the Grand Canyon.

Under the Waterfall

Under the Waterfall

A poem by Elizabeth J. Coleman, inspired by a waterfall in Sapphire, North Carolina.

The Lady in White

The Lady in White

A story by Melissa Llanes Brownlee, inspired by a road on the Big Island, Hawaii.

Dublin City

Dublin City

A poem by D.S. Maolali, inspired by a walk through Dublin City, Ireland.

Potter’s Field

Potter’s Field

A poem by Amy Bobeda, inspired by Washington Square Park, New York City.

Washington Square

Washington Square

A poem by Shane Schick, inspired by Washington Square Park in New York City.

Cover Story

Cover Story

A poem by Ceridwen Hall, inspired by the Hawkbill “Devil’s Boat” submarine attraction in Arco, Idaho.

Hot Pot

Hot Pot

A story by Wilson Koewing, inspired by a hot pot in Dalabyggð, Iceland.