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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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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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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Fiction Friday: Direction

The needle in her compass spun around and around in her hand, the same way it had all night. She was trying to follow it somewhere, anywhere, but the more she asked for guidance, the more useless it seemed to become. It was the coldest day on record in years, almost a decade, in a […]

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