5   1528 readings 3 min
Light peeks through the stain glass window in front of our small crawl-space attic, creating rainbows on the walls in our living room. I stand at the front door overlooking the sunlit street that ... [+]

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PSU New beginnings
3   1342 readings 3 min
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... [+]

326   1454 readings 5 min
I don't know who started this absurd game. But ever since I was old enough to participate, this was the Christmas ritual: each guest had to tell an extraordinary story about him- or herself, true ... [+]

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Prix Saint-Valentin 2017 - Très très court
389   827 readings 5 min
McGregor lifted his tired eyes toward the immense sky filled with gods, demons, and winds. In the distance, a flock of gray geese was about to be swallowed up by a huge black cloud. Loneliness had... [+]

243   2152 readings 3 min
“The baseboards can always be painted over.”

The sentence played over and over again in Margaret’s head. The real estate agent had muttered it innocently under her breath, but it ... [+]

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Grand Prix Printemps 2017
52   838 readings 5 min
Dearest, I have to tell you a secret. I have stifled my emotions for so long but I can no longer silence that which persists in tormenting me. I had not thought to tell you because it can come to ... [+]

419   929 readings 5 min
We’d been walking for two hours and I had had my fill.
All four of us were advancing in single file and we had not stopped climbing. At the beginning I had put myself second in the line, just ... [+]

168   560 readings 3 min
I listen absent-mindedly to the radio reading out the various signs of the zodiac and the ‘predictions’ associated with them. That’s a real girly thing, thinking that such and such a planet can ... [+]