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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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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Musings: Me & My Cousins

Word Count: 453 CW: N/A Related works: N/A   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 […]

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Musings: WCW

Word Count: 366 CW: Language Related works: N/A “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 […]

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Musings: Maidenhood

Word Count: 320 CW: Language Related works: N/A There was a library that existed underground. I remember climbing down flights of stairs, the sunlight from the upper levels being replaced by electric lights as I descended. There was an area adjacent to the structure that had been cleared so that sunlight could filter in through […]

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Musings: Siblings

Word Count: 233 CW: N/A Related works: N/A   I have a few, but I know one. We grew together, regressed together, regretted together, grew together. In my mind, I remember his small face and smaller body, his perfect chocolate curls and bright cinnamon eyes. I remember all of the kindnesses, all of the ways […]

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Vices Episode 1: Wrath

I know what I do when I want to love you. I know how to send you sweet nothings and paint pictures of imagination and wordy impressions of physical joy. I know how to look at the numbers remaining with a fretful wistfulness. I know how to weave this into the tapestry of our fate […]

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Virtues Episode 2: Charity

Charity, noun. 1. generous actions or donations to aid the poor, ill, or helpless 2. something given to a person or persons in need; alms 3. a charitable act or work. 4. a charitable fund, foundation, or institution 5. benevolent feeling, especially toward those in need or in disfavor 6. leniency in judging others; forbearance […]

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