2   399 readings 3 min

The Phoenix

J.P., ago

I stare at the sky and all of its colors and shades, lights and darks, reds and yellows within its deep blue. The sun elongates the shadows created by my body and my black ‘77 Trans-Am parked on the... [+]

1   340 readings 5 min
At Meredith, a women’s liberal arts college in Raleigh, my freshmen year friends asked often about my background during supper, as they did with everyone, attempting to use a few stories to stitch ... [+]

2   492 readings 1 min

Ring or Knife

Larz, ago

I stood over his sleeping body, knife in one hand and ring on the other. Today is our 3rd anniversary but it always felt like a funeral. It's funny how smiles always mask cries. When I first met him ... [+]

0   325 readings 1 min
Who would you save? The day seemed like any other. Another day of car rides, flights, press conferences, interviews, galas. Itineraries daunt me. They make me question the meaning of life, the way ... [+]

0   254 readings 3 min

One On One

Black Ghost, ago

Amaya lied on her bed, staring at the ceiling, hands behind her head on her pillow. Her eyes darted around the ceiling occasionally as if they were chasing something around the surface. She wanted to ... [+]

8   199 readings 1 min

Venom

Allison Midgett, ago

How does one god kill another? I contemplate this as I sit perched on my web, tucked beneath the shadow of the birdbath. He makes his rounds, scrupulously inspecting each row of tulips before moving ... [+]

1   183 readings 1 min

Morning Run

Tara, ago

I didn’t know yet whether it would be a good run or a bad run as I jogged the first few steps of the gravel trail. But it would be a run. I would feel a little sweat on my face in the cool morning ... [+]

11   117 readings 5 min

Back to 2018

Shenji, ago

I’ve been at The Pennsylvania State University for 10 months. The sunlight in the early summer was transmitted through the branches and the dense layers of leaves, and the floor was full of ... [+]

5   110 readings 5 min
Driving east to Mississippi, I think about cause and effect, and the silly things people say about butterflies and hurricanes. I think about Hell’s fury, and whether it could hold a candle to a ... [+]