Welcome, Weary Traveler

How in the world did you get here? You must be in dire straits to navigate to such a backwater. Nevertheless, you have arrived, so why not take a look around?

This is Pen to Paper, Indy’s most notorious coterie of misfit writers.

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A Typical Friday Evening

A Typical Friday Evening

Member Content

Our members are always writing, always creating, always doing. Check out some of their stuff!

Novel X
DAYS 52, 53 (August 2nd, 3rd 2018)

I SAW YOU IN A PAINTING (unfinished)

I saw you in a painting—
under a bone [...]

Sat, Aug 04, 2018
Source: It’s All BS
Novel X
DAYS 48, 49, 50, 51 (July 29th, 30th, 31st, August 1st, 2018)

HALF-THOUGHTS (unfinished)

They march
like grim-faced soldiers from the front
ragged, exhausted, [...]

Fri, Aug 03, 2018
Source: It’s All BS
Novel X
DAYS 46, 47 (July 27th, 28th, 2018)

SERPENT SUN (unfinished)

The serpent sun of bronze, warlike man
breathes fire in his fingers,
fire on [...]

Thu, Aug 02, 2018
Source: It’s All BS
Novel X
DAYS 44, 45 (July 25th, 26th, 2018)

SUMMER AFTERNOON (fragments)

I catch her breath like a hawk
upon a pendulous breeze—
untrammeled by shame—
by [...]

Wed, Aug 01, 2018
Source: It’s All BS
Novel X
DAYS 40, 41, 42, 43 (July 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th 2018)

LABORERS (fragments)

One day you'll walk like her—
like a broken marionette.

A [...]

Tue, Jul 31, 2018
Source: It’s All BS

“No fear of that.”

I'm still thinking of the words, how they felt and tasted as I spoke them
Like water, like [...]

Tue, Apr 10, 2018