Music Monday: Breathe

Word Count: 207 CW: N/A Related works: N/A Inspiration: Breathe – Télépopmusik She sank lower and lower into her bathtub, barely keeping her mouth above water by puckering her lips. She floated in the dark, quiet room, so motionless that the water dared not to make a sound. She breathed. In, and out. Her lungs […]

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Musings: Quarantine

Word Count: 251 CW: N/A Related works: N/A   A breath of fresh air. An uncomfortable bar stool. An empty house. As I enjoy the walk in the warm spring sunshine, I think of all of the things that I have taken for granted. I think about how much I wish I could indulge in […]

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Musings: Pablo Fyre Escapar

Word Count: 204 CW: N/A Related works: N/A   If you’re honestly surprised that I’ve written an obituary for a rat, you really don’t know me very well, do you? But this isn’t about me. This is about the brief, but significant connection between a woman and a rat. Or, about the questions of how […]

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Musings: Eat

Word Count: 250 CW: N/A Related works: N/A I don’t worship numbers anymore.  We measure food, measure clothes, measure bodies. I don’t measure my food, my clothes, my body. I estimate all numbers, except the amount of space, in days, since I last tried to erase my food to fit my clothes and control my […]

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Fiction Friday: Fast Forward

Word Count: 1,413 CW: N/A Related works: Skip, Pause Trevor and Mary, 19 and 17, felt they were far too old to babysit their siblings. Yet, here they were at MSY, waiting to fly to their grandparents’ home in Florida for spring break. Of course the two older siblings also felt they had better things […]

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Fiction Friday: Orpheus

Word Count: 1,227 CW: Violent Imagery Related works: N/A I kiss my nephew goodnight, and gently remove my sister’s glasses from her sleeping face, setting them down on her nightstand. I slowly, carefully, close the front door before making my way to my usual nighttime walk route. It isn’t usual, not at all. I light […]

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Musings: Subversion

Word Count: 169 CW: N/A Related works: N/A Subversion, noun. The undermining of the power and authority of an established system or institution. Trapped. Free? Chained? What is it? Why am I? So grotesque and malformed, face permanently twisted into a grimace from a perpetual, invisible pain. Immobile and illuminated, frozen for all to witness. […]

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Fiction Friday: Lust

Word Count: 266 CW: Substance use Related works: N/A “I NEED SOME WATER!” She yelled in his ear, flinching as he winced. “ARE YOU SURE?” He shouted back with equal force. For some reason, in the dark, red lit club, this made her laugh. She nodded in assurance, and leaned against the wall as he […]

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Fiction Friday: Big and Tiny

Word Count: 1,580 Content Warning: Violence/Abuse, Racial Slurs Related Works: N/A I ran into the bathroom and locked the door behind me, leaning against it as I slid to the floor. “I just want you to get the fuck out, don’t be a nigger about it!” I flinched in spite of myself at his words […]

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Musings: Fields

Word Count: 258 CW: N/A Related works: N/A Go with camping with your friends. Lose them. Find yourself in an empty field with tall, tall grass as the sun sets overhead and their voices fade. Turn your phone off. Breathe. Feel a sadness inside of you take hold, and feel it come out through the […]

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