Fiction Friday: Lust

“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 made his way to the bar. He ran off […]

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Fiction Friday: Big and Tiny

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 […]

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Musings: Fields

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 unsteadiness of your hands and the moisture of […]

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Musings: Harm

Harm, noun. Physical or mental damage. How do you ever know if someone is good? Not good for you, but good? How do you ever know that a person won’t cross certain boundaries, won’t belittle your humanity? It can’t be education. While I was young when I stumbled across the first, I was taught well, […]

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Fiction Friday: Bumps

Bumps Word Count: 1,841 CW: Drug use Related works: N/A I woke up to the sound of my phone buzzing beneath my pillow, a sensation as though I had personally picked a plantation worth of cotton with my mouth, and the distinct feeling that I might never be happy again. I groaned and slid out […]

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Musings: Me & My Cousins

I think of them all equally, but today I am thinking of two. They are a pair of sisters, and they are alike in many ways. They both have curly brown hair and kind brown eyes. They are like their mother in similar ways, and different from her in similar ways. They are also like […]

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Fiction (Friday): My Friend Goo

The lights from the street below my new apartment filtered in through windows that still had no curtains- I had forgotten them on my trip to IKEA earlier that day. My cousins must have reminded me a dozen times, and yet I still forgot. Useless. I curled up on my small bed, childhood stuffed animal […]

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Fiction Friday: Kinetic

My contribution to Black History Month is late, but of course it had to be, because I had to live the whole month to know what I wanted to say. ***************** What is kinetic energy? I can see it, rippling through a form made of muscle, bone, fat, sinew, blood, water. A beautiful form of […]

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Fiction Friday: Pride

All I want is to know the girl who shivered when I kissed her scars, yet was still so eager to impress me. And she did. She so easily impressed someone who is not easily impressed. Someone who was secure enough to drink at a bar, alone, was brought to ashes and rubble with a […]

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Musings: WCW

“Oh. Your son looks more like you.” The speaker gets the unique opportunity to swallow her words in the face of being disproved as my mother and I react in the exact same manner- beautiful faces twisting into an expression of complete derision. The speaker falters and walks away. My mother and I rant about […]

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