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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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50 Word Stories: Poison

She’d always pick the high road and struggle to stay there, even if it meant unfolding, or, desiccation was the price. Her secret to survival wasn’t that she held onto her precious reserves, but that she’d drawn a path of … Continue reading

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