Tag Archives: Sonya Plenefisch

February

He scratched out his eyes with a shard of slate from the sky and felt the red ochre drip from the stars and coat his lips, to spell out the future the way he knows polished bones once did, rubbed … Continue reading

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Faultline

How were any of us to know how the heavy wool of evening would unbend his body and put it back together wrong beneath the scream of sirens and flash of sodium lights? It’s hard to apologise for something you … Continue reading

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Dark Yellow

I shared my bed with something dark yellow and unrelenting, and by “dark” I mean the way the world looks just before a storm. I think that’s why I invited it in – an aching for finite stillness, tremors of … Continue reading

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The Problem at Hand

I find it incredibly hard to be in love with you because you are not a person, but forty-five marble statues that have all been shattered against the tile flooring in the women’s room. I find it incredibly hard because … Continue reading

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The Disappeared

People started going missing two months ago. It was nobody I knew, not at first, but those are the ones they kicked up a fuss about. Celebrity ghosts, Academy Award-winning blank spaces we can go stargazing through. Then one day … Continue reading

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Little Blind Thing

A close friend got her period suddenly and without warning in the middle of a crowded station. Slick red flowing heavy between her legs as we all watch the rivulets down her thighs turn to red silks and a small … Continue reading

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Killers

I know once-young girls who learned how to pinch off the back of lightning bugs and smear it across their arms like bioluminescent warpaint and dance on the dark back patio – an ancient festival rite in the colors of … Continue reading

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