Author Archives: perfectsublimemasters

Stitchings

1. They drive all night. Yanked out of sleep, against her mother’s chest. Her mother carries her to the car parked along the curb, her mother shushing, then humming a quiet lullaby. She lays her across the backseat and covers … Continue reading

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Arise and Go Now

I arrived at Rita’s house about noon. Her blue eyes widened when she opened the door. She patted the sides of her red hair and smoothed her pleated cotton nightdress, a pattern of honey bees. She was always donning unusual … Continue reading

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The Bull

When I got out of the Marines, riding bulls was all I could do. It was the only thing I remembered how to do when I walked out of discharge in a pair of blue jeans, toting my floppy King … Continue reading

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Tides

The red and blue and white lights from the wheels and coasters play on the black water as it rolls inshore past the pilings. In the dark, from a distance, the rides all look like pieces of the same machine: … Continue reading

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There is water trickling down her back…

There is water trickling down her back clean like a ghost embroidered there my heart becomes a drawing, a surface of drops waiting to disappear. Katerina Virvidaki completed her DPhil in English (Film Studies) at the University of Oxford in … Continue reading

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the end of love…

the end of love is felt as sweetness intense, as an object compelling me to become a waterfall Katerina Virvidaki completed her DPhil in English (Film Studies) at the University of Oxford in 2015. Her thesis was published as a … Continue reading

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Surrender is an ornament…

Surrender is an ornament, an ivy imagined as a form of sleep. Katerina Virvidaki completed her DPhil in English (Film Studies) at the University of Oxford in 2015. Her thesis was published as a monograph by Palgrave Close Readings in … Continue reading

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