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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Fiction Friday: Bumps

Word Count: 1,841 CW: Substance 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 of […]

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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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Fiction (Friday): My Friend Goo

Word Count: 697 CW: N/A Related works: N/A 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 […]

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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. ***************** Word Count: 252 CW: N/A Related works: N/A What is kinetic energy? I can see it, rippling through a form made of muscle, bone, […]

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Fiction Friday: Pride

Word Count: 187 CW: Self harm Related works: N/A   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 […]

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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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Fiction Friday: Direction

Word Count: 351 CW: Self harm Related works: N/A   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 […]

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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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