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Underwood typewriter and bookshelf

I am a writer—aspiring, published, rejected, accepted, regarded, discarded, fictional.

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Of Course

Leaky Faucets by Eflon on Flickr

You dial the clinic’s phone number and press send, wondering if life from this day forward holds nothing but a death sentence.

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Donor

Floating Heart by Mysza on Flickr

I was not surprised that his consumption of my heart had some kind of lasting effect.

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Around the Bend

Virginia Woolf

She yells at passing cars, “Are you afraid of Virginia Woolf? Are you?”

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What I Want To Tell You Someday

St. Peter's Square by the-o on flickr

“You’re the girl who chomped down on the Snickers bar when the Pope died.”

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Intimations of Annihilations–No. 25

Revelations

He wouldn’t make a conscious move either way but stood there tying the truth and anti-truth together.

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Junie

Baby doll

“She is battery operated,” Angel, the online sales person, had explained when Isabelle had placed her order. “But you’ll never know it.”

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One Hang Up

Woman in water

It was the first time I’d ever heard of someone smiling at a drowning.

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What We Build Upon the Ruins

Native Americans in Canoe

What happened to our sister would always be at the center of our lives. My family, the four of us now, would be planets forever revolving around that moment.

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Bear Says

Fortune Bear

This bear is the only thing that acts like I should do something other than commit suicide.

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Local Flavor

Woman at Bar

It’s one of those winter nights that makes you think about moving to Florida, telling the Midwest to go screw itself and holing up beside the Gulf for the rest of your life.

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Reverie of the Absurd

Window

But come to think of it, to hell with that beauty. Beauty that is masked in shrouded anger is nothing worth living with.

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Swimming School

Swimming Pool

As soon as we laid eyes on him, we could see the toilet stall he would become.

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Thaw

eeeep! by abulic_monkey on flickr

I touched her hand to know what something once alive becomes.

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Woman Obscured by Tree

The singles were in my neighborhood, but what did they want from me?

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