Musings: Pablo Fyre Escapar

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 any one of us can assign value to any […]

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Musings: Eat

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 body. I think I’ve earned this ability to […]

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Fiction Friday: Fast Forward

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 to do with their spring breaks than […]

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Fiction Friday: Orpheus

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 a cigarette to distract myself from this turn of […]

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Musings: Subversion

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. Freak show, come one come all, no charge […]

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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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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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