I am stapled shut in this apartment, like my twenty page essay handed in this morning—after 2 nights blinded out with coffee, caffeine pills, and cheese-slopped pizza with California rolls doused in soy sauce, and 3-hour whiskey binges in between. The coaxing of my fingertips back to the keys of my finely tuned laptop is […]
He is leaning with his back against the twisted metal bars of the playground. Painted bright red and yellow, they are a mess of colour beneath his black jacket. White fluff drifts past my face. It drifts everywhere like snow; and I thought winter was over. But here is the white fluffy stuff of summer. […]
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.