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Life in Inglewood

Bri, ago

Content warning: This story contains references to sexual assault.


The streets are always live during the day. People are in every corner trynna get what they can beggin for money or ...

21   1905 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 ...

2   391 readings 3 min
The leaves pull at your feet with a playful child's grip. The door holds your hand with a lover's urgency. The card reader clicks with a parent's chiding tone.

But you must go back. ...

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PSU Lost and found
1   371 readings 1 min
In the depths of his room
Illuminated by the twilight sky
A child laid in their room
Idly watching the seasons pass by.

The boy stayed trapped,
Buried over the years
...

2   1267 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 ...

1   300 readings 5 min

Expendable

Nate, ago

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He finishes his drink, and briefly makes eye contact with the man across from him at the table. He excuses himself and stands, giving a stiff nod to the men at the table as they continue their ...

2   428 readings 5 min

Theresa

Mas, ago

Theresa and Alexander were a happily married couple. They lived in the city of Denver, Colorado. Alexander worked as a receptionist for a high-end hotel, and Theresa worked as a dentist’s assistant....