The Rift

If I were me alive with
bullet holes for self-reflection,
wraiths untamable but
never cured: synthetic
ghosts along the molten
line of singular
eccentric pleasure
there would be no
gender left between
us and the rift.

© Ben Ditmars 2015


Image Source: Flickr


Meager Moments

sieve (noun):

bleeding like a blast
of wind through mesh,
we screen the meager
moments, lay fingers on
each other and relief.

© Ben Ditmars 2015

Photograph Courtesy of Kim Stapf


Lurking in the Deep RELEASE

Wow this anthology is only .99 cents! So getting it.

A Platform of Sorts

Lurking in the Deep, the newest anthology from Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, is officially available on Kindle!  I wrote a short story, “The Water’s Edge,” for this anthology and I could not be more proud to be a part of such an amazing project (yes, I have read the whole thing. It’s AWESOME).  Go check it out!

Lurking in the Deep Small

Title: Lurking in the Deep

Edited By: Jaidis Shaw

Published: May 7th, 2015

Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing

Now there’s a reason to fear the water.

Does the water beckon you? Your love, or fears, may become greater in this chilling anthology. From ordinary sea life to creatures of myth, our stories will make you think twice about the shadowy waters that beckon below. Follow our authors into the depths … if you dare.

Stories featured in this anthology include the following:

“Bloodslick” by Timothy Black

“Crescent’s Creature”…

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