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Instructions for a Good Day

Stretch your arm out. There, a little further. See the bills sticking from his greasy pocket. Avoid the crumb-coated fingers, …

Alpha

Her dentures have escaped her mouth. Her fingers, Made of canines, Step deftly out of hell; Their devil-given powers do …

Faint

(adj.) A word to describe indistinct things; hazy at the edges. A vague silhouette somewhere in the dim past, not …

Coat Collar

I know your father’s size, And his closet won’t fit you. Your necks are too different, Oliver.   The sleeves …

On the Wide Line

The air in my room Hangs a static curtain Over hours spent nibbling and chipping.   At nighttime it sinks, …

Cinnamon Cigarette

The smell, Jasper knew, was killing her, even as she breathed the sweet trail of her father’s cinnamon cigarette. Her …

Brooklyn Bridge

*Inspired by a painting of the same title by Georgia O’Keeffe   We were born undeserving But more, unforeseeing This …

Sympathy’s Eye

A pigeon, Feathers matted And beak burrowing into nothingness, Shallow breath laboring to sustain the dead-weight body. Already giving up. …

Jellyfish

My eyes wandered to a Jellyfish And I threw a fit- Please, Let me back on the boat   Phantom …

Antsy

I was trying to write today when I noticed an ant at the edge of my keyboard. It crawled with …

Word Count: 150

The whiteness depresses me. My eyes stare into the piece of paper I have torn out from my notebook, and …

Fingerprints

When a man touched her on the subway for the first time, she was less reviled than confused. Amidst a …

10-Minute Story Challenge

Prayers are difficult, 7-year-old Bryanna thought as she made her mind up to be a good Christian. One of her …

An Afternoon At the Pool

Impending duties sit stubbornly in the pit of my stomach, but I have always been exceptional in ignoring them. I …