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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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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