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Fusion

The temperature’s rising, the atmosphere’s crying, but still they refuse to leave. The walls feel sweaty and near, as droplets of air and dirt bounce back and forth to a forgettable rhythm. It doesn’t matter why they’re here or what … Continue reading

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Searching In The Dark

Andre liked to roam. His favorite time was the gloaming when everything was turning grey and obscure and becoming a world of shadows and movement. During those hours he was sure he would see his mother again. The idea thrilled … Continue reading

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Silence

You cannot believe it is time for her to leave. Fifteen years. Really? You were only ten when she started working for your family, probably her first expat family. She had worked for local families before yours, you know. She … Continue reading

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Seven things I may tell you someday

I. Of this I am certain I wake to the clatter and hiss of commuter cars and waste removal trucks. Amid the post-dawn cacophony, I am a blip on the radar of no one. There was a time I believed … Continue reading

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The Stars in Eden

I. I spent years lying awake at night, consumed by an obscure conception of eternity, both of time and space. I would lie prostrate and uncovered, an electric dread coursing through my flesh, dowsing me in sheets of sweat from … Continue reading

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Hey, Let’s Have A Drink

Sticky notes. 500 neon squares. Enough to leave a detailed message on his new cobalt blue Mustang. She said it in bold felt tip. It took the better part of a day to write. She waited for darkness to settle in before … Continue reading

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Sidekick

She knows you—the sound of your quick step, your considered breath, your cottony voice, unfolding like a Best of All quilt that comforts her; comforts you, too. Your tongues grow thick with imposition— greasy burgers wrapped in leafy lettuce and house chardonnay. It’s … Continue reading

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