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25 Word Stories: Convenience

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50 Word Stories: Valence

She slept through countless evocations, sky-less traipses that were strict: averse gateways kept under ambivalent conditions. Doing so ensured her overlooking an answer. The puzzle of “being” something only fed her disdain– a healthy vision only attainable in dreams. It … Continue reading

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25 Word Stories: Remonstrant

Her litanies at supper were remonstrant hisses that culled and lulled her handiwork; Invoking her upbringing before meals wasn’t enough to fulfill her ungodly aims.

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75 Word Stories: Correspondence

In the sixteenth century, it was customary (cautious?) to assume some were in correspondence with the afterlife–that they were witches. To this end, and to a significant degree, those in question were purged. Now, we preach other messages, hoping to … Continue reading

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75 Word Stories: Confluence

These encounters, these pleas– such misinformed stalks vitiate me: a keel-hauling through a body whose waters burn with bromine. You will discover my moorings clean from fasting, from strict ashes; I stiffen for your bind. Filter me down, again, to … Continue reading

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50 Word Stories: Compline

With these last laps I leapt with devotion turned distant at your dismissals; I consecrated myself with only You in my mind. Now my song for you is finished with a sprite fluttering, and corporeal liturgies flow from my body … Continue reading

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50 Word Stories: Erasure

She was told it could be “overcome;” given pills as tools to survive; given a place, a time, to talk with a therapist about dreams bigger than her own. Her condition isn’t so codified, or one of such solitary refinement. … Continue reading

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50 Word Stories: Range

You counted every success, every failure, like points in your game. You split into strands and magnified the peaks of your own denial, expected us to pull you from your pilloried past. After each loss, was it really so strange … Continue reading

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Love In Ten Lines

“A woman’s ammunition is chiefly psychic and aesthetic: love & lookings.” -Sylvia Plath Oh, my love, let me talk about love. Let me inscribe love on you, love. Let me love you purely: I can love with the purity you … Continue reading

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Changeability & Forward Pressure, or Prospering?

“Forward pressure refers to the inclination to close the gap, to press forward until contact has been established. In both contexts, forward pressure requires an acute awareness of one’s own center and of the opponent’s…It is forward pressure that forces … Continue reading

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