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April Salzano | Praying for Red Lights

I AM SITTING ON THE TOILET, bent in half, pushing. Oh God let it be over soon, get it out, get it out. My uterus spasms, contracts, retracts, then goes slack. I feel myself wrap around the clot, as if it is attached to my cervix by a string, as if every push causes a pull on a connecting fiber. I just want it to let go and get out. […]

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James Patrick Johnson

J. Patrick Johnson | There is no final frontier

Hello my friends. It is good to be back on this side of the veil again and to give my perspective from both sides of the looking glass. If you have read my previous contributions to The Moon, you already know my story. For the sake of those who haven’t, I shall quickly give a little background: I was a firefighter and hazardous materials trainer and team member in my […]

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J. Patrick Johnson | Ask Patrick

Editor’s Note: Based on his ten near-death experiences, Patrick has agreed to answer readers’ questions, either in this forum or by private email. If you ask a question you don’t want answered publicly, The MOON will forward it, along with your email address, to him. If you are willing to have the question answered publicly, all readers can benefit. Q. Is it possible we actually sense the nearness of spirits […]

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Mark M. Rostenko

Mark M. Rostenko | The Fear

Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew. — Guillaume Apollinaire I head west, deeper into the Southwestern desert, where to I’ve not a clue. I’ll know when I get there, wherever the lure of the unknown draws me. No human sign in four… or is it five?…however many days. The horizon slips […]

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