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Potpourri of Me

From Afar

You’re so pretty from afar. It’s all big picture, dressed up in lights and wrapped with a bow. You can’t see the imperfections, flaws blur into oblivion, and with my poor eyesight you might as well be heaven personified. You’re so pretty from afar, but take a few steps closer and things get rough around […]

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Little Rivers

Authors note: I apologize for any formatting issues, I’m on a cross country road trip and I’m writing and posting from my phone. There’s a man that lives by himself in that big house at the end of the street. In the mornings before class I bring him groceries and I feed his cat, in […]

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Hell on High Seas

There’s a storm out west that stretches too wide to go around and too deep to see the end. We knew it was coming before we could see it, but still there was nothing we could do. We bark commands and tie our knots and prepare for a rough night. We hunker down in hammocks […]

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When you were younger, you decided that each person got one real scream in their life. No one told you this or even put the idea in your head, you just decided it. It became fact to you. Each person gets one real, earth-shattering, every-head-in-the-vicinity-turning scream. Most people use it when they are young. Small […]

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The Skull on the Desk

There’s a skull sitting on a desk in the front of the room. Of course there is. It’s a physical anthropology class, we are here to learn about how that skull came to be how it is. It’s got a big A1 written on its forehead, for cataloguing I assume. It’s written sloppily in black […]

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She painted me that night in reds and yellows. Splashes of blue flecked my cheeks and I watched the deepest shade of red in my hair drip down the canvas like blood running down, down, down. Down my forehead and over my nose, splitting my lips and sliding past my chin, breaking the depth and […]

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Fatal Float

There’s nothing I crave more in this moment than a cheeseburger. Water is filling my lungs, I am gasping and choking and all I can think of is how hungry I am. They say you should never go swimming after eating, but I regret not doing just that. Not that I was planning on this […]

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Pins and Needles

I hate needles. Biggest fear without a doubt. So I imagined what it would be like waking up with them stuck in my arms. Add in a polyfidelitous relationship, then write about it. This is the product of my weird daydreams. When I woke, everything was blurry. My eyes were foggy and my limbs felt […]

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Flowers in a Graveyard

I grew in a graveyard, small, but strong. I was the little bit of life in a garden of dead and I was all the happier for it. My petals were gold and my leaves were long and pointed and anywhere else people would’ve called me a weed, plucked me straight from the ground. But […]

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The Beautiful Eye in a Storm of Disaster

YUS I AM WRITING AGAIN IT FEELS SO GOOD. I hope this is the end of my severe bout of writer’s block. My mother and I often argue whether I am capable of writing about what I have not experienced. I, of course, think I can, but I will let you be the judge of […]

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