The Oracle Archives

  • mayor of ezekiel, mississippi flies solo artwork
    I've tumbled a long way in the world since the day I had breakup sex with Ms. Wanda in the hot air balloon. It was in the thr ...
  • ant on a piece of wood
    toddler's first words
    September 14, 2023
    Words jumble, a blend of grunts and sighs ...
  • girl looking out with a rainbow stripe on her face
    prisms on a rainy day
    September 7, 2023
    Rosewood: The rotten taste of the right person at the wrong time Vermilion: Delicious gasps for air between snorts and snickers, s ...
  • crumpled piece of paper that says "covid 19"
    one day clean
    September 7, 2023
    Didn't watch the news yesterday, didn't count down as the ticker passed eighty thousand-- ...
  • i, too, feel artwork
    i, too, feel
    September 6, 2023
    i, too, feel poem written by darren demaree. ...
  • Baby Still Life by Richard Dinges Jr. published in the Oracle.
    Baby Still Life
    February 3, 2023
    Baby Still Life by Richard Dinges Jr. published in the Oracle ...
  • Can't Die in Portland by Scott Laudati
    Can't Die In Portland
    February 3, 2023
    It was summer everywhere but Portland, Maine. From Brooklyn to Portsmouth the road crews sat along I-95 and stared longingly int ...
  • Spark by Anina Robb Published in the Oracle.
    February 3, 2023
    Spark by Anina Robb published in the Oracle. ...
  • The Prince, His Mom, and I by Arno Bohlmeijer
    As a young and naive teacher (too young?), I had a Prince of Orange in my English class: Floris, cousin of the current King of T ...
  • Scenic Route by Raven McShan
    Scenic Route
    February 2, 2023
    Scenic Route by Raven McShan for the Oracle Fine Arts Review ...
  • Signs That You Are Not Ready To Be A Scientist by Shanhu Lee
    You are not a big fan of mathematics because numbers give you a headache and you cannot stand them. ...
  • Talking with Einstein by Jim Ross
    Talking with Einstein
    February 2, 2023
    After attending a high-level military meeting on drones, Larry confides to Sara, "I never wanted to play a role in launching ...
  • Mythical Exaltation
    Mythical Exaltation
    February 2, 2023
    The poem Mythical Exaltation by Terry Colton in the Oracle. ...
  • On The Street by Kelly Talbot
    On The Street
    February 1, 2023
    On The Street by Kelly Talbot published in the Oracle Fine Arts Review ...
  • I am in Love with Nick Flynn image
    I am in love with Nick Flynn. Let me be clear. I have never been in a relationship with Nick Flynn. I have never met him. ...
  • The Fool by Dori Lumpkin
    The Fool
    February 1, 2023
    eight minutes have passed since you stepped outside. the humid, sticky air of the apartment was suffocating you. ...
  • I Seek Peace
    I Seek Peace
    February 1, 2023
    The poem I Seek Peace by Dawn Bratton in the Oracle. ...
  • Eye Test Image
    Eye Test
    February 1, 2023
    The poem Eye Test by Alan Elvshevitz in the Oracle. ...
  • Telephone image.
    February 1, 2023
    That summer, it seemed all Roger and Julie did was watch the hearings, sometimes twice because they were rebroadcast each evening, ...
  • Untitled Poem #2 by Simon Perchik in the Oracle.
    Untitled Poem #2
    January 31, 2023
    At the evening roll-call you yell, Here as if your shadow would never leave you though not that long ago it began to lean ...
  • Four Fights
    Four Fights
    January 31, 2023
    My first fight was with this guy on our block who didn't have any friends his own age. ...
  • Procession poem by S.M. Moore.
    January 31, 2023
    To be brave you must become numb; I walk the canyon on this day with you, my love. ...
  • Caregiving and Loving Someone with Dementia
    The shorty story Caregiving and Loving Someone with Dementia by Kathleen Duthu. ...
  • Not About Me short story by Jim Ross.
    Not About Me
    January 27, 2023
    A short story Not About Me by Jim Ross. ...
  • A Prescription for Trepanation poem.
    The Poem A Prescription for Trepanation by Michael Aaron Mason. ...
  • Like Blood Loves the Veins
    Like Blood Loves the Veins poem by Jonathan Greenhause. ...
  • Watercolor by Kevin Neal.
    November 17, 2022
    Watercolor by Kevin Neal. ...
  • I Can Change words over and over again.
    I Can Change
    November 17, 2022
    I Can Change by Bob Chikos. ...
  • Leaves of Change
    Leaves of Change
    November 17, 2022
    Leaves of Change poem by Sunny Canary. ...
  • A Father's Son
    A Father's Son
    November 17, 2022
    A Father's Son story by Sandeep Kumar Mishra. ...
  • Baby's hand on blanket.
    Lullaby Ghazal
    November 16, 2022
    Lullaby Ghazal by Kaitlin Kan. ...
  • Bloodborn poen by  Raven McShan.
    November 10, 2022
    Bloodborn poem by Raven McShan. ...
  • Grave in a cemetery.
    January 31, 2014
    They were a harsh-looking people, gathered around the grave, and not many of them, either. It was a hot summer afternoon, but they ...