Rotted maggots and glowering teeth grow from these books. They growl at me, twisted and deformed. I try to reach for the spine, but the teeth snarl, snapping and spitting at my fingertips. Something groans from inside the fireplace. I look at the flames to see them contorting into ghostly shapes–lilting sparks creeping out of […]
The grass is a tangled net—I think its trying to capture me. Don’t go there, that’s where the fairies are. They are trying to capture me. The sky is going blacker, clouding my eyes. I rub at them but they mist over in this muggy heat, blurring the bushes and roots. I run past a […]
Pinned, she was. But, unsure if it bled. Caught in the voice of a second knight in armour, Towering with fair hair, and so charming in his eyes— But castles aren’t for maidens, and she would rather die, Than to sit in a castle of someone else’s making, To live under rule of patriarchal undertakings. […]
He stops at a red door riddled with green vines, which Pink blossoms sprout from. I see Emily reach a curious finger towards one. I grab her wrist—they seem too beautiful to be safe. He takes the rusting ornate handle and clears his throat awkwardly. He turns it and pushes; the vines retract towards the […]
Melodic wind sings to her from the edge of a pine soaked street of trees, but her dying glimmer is a ripple on the aching leaves, so they wait in cold contemplation bathing for hours in the milky liquid of the moon.
These are some excerpts from something I’ve been working on: * Behind the curtain, the light burns at the top of my head and makes my underarms sweat. I pull my skirt and top off and admire my pale, slim legs in the mirror. I slip into the black lace skirt, and a black lace […]
I make my way across the grass, and my golden coated dog wags her tail against my leg. I am barefoot, not going anywhere, and the light is just the perfect warmth. Purple flowers are scattered over the lawn like grape gumdrops. I lie in them and Sunflower joins me with a contented sigh. “Look!” […]