Tag Archives: life

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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50 Word Stories: Gauge

As far as she was concerned, she took being dead to the world literally: a listlessness would rebound whenever she tried appearing normal. As far as she was concerned, the gauge on her life was set too low, and her … Continue reading

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Are You There?

She craved an unmet validation, and, given her environment, who could blame her? Control came to her via acts that numbed and overwhelmed. One misplaced comma, a cut, or quote by Blake: “For mercy has a human heart/pity, a human … Continue reading

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Make Human

It’s 3:00am and she’s thrown the clipboard with background-check forms across her small, rented room. She can’t recall half of what the papers are asking. She wonders if anyone who’s moved as much as she has could remember any address. … Continue reading

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Interstice.

A lapse in posting here, and, while I have some excuse(s) for such a span -and others-, there is an issue with more didactic utility I would rather pursue. The name of my topic is a heart-warming one, according to … Continue reading

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Pre-fixing

“I Wish I Could Decipher Your Silence.” -Carole Maso If one intends to mimic, what of resolve? What of doubt? The terrain of human consciousness(es) is well-traveled, and there are maxims swinging between both doubt and resolve. In Star Trek: … Continue reading

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I want, and do not want, to add

I want, and do not want, to add to the platitudes of being a “20-something.” Yet, as far as mistakes go, a writer could do far worse…right?

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Longing is Just the Heart

“Perhaps longing is just the heart changing/ its colors.”-Olena Kalytiak Davis. “To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose…”-Ecclesiastes 3:1 I have been ominously quiet about my experiences here in the Bay Area since … Continue reading

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