Tag Archives: LGBTIQ

People Like Her

It was difficult to sort, to comprehend, people referring to “people like her,” telling her who she was. They deemed it their responsibility, filling-in blanks she didn’t know she had. It was difficult to be herself when she was “one … Continue reading

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The Story

There was a story they often told, they said it was her origin. They were wrong. Her story resided in a place they couldn’t see, it kept her alive when she should have died, when the lie they loved grew … Continue reading

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Ontyre Short Story: Taking Flight

Searching for balance when up was down, Clarta Baris staggered sideways to a collision with the closest seat. Breathing too fast, it turned out, was the same as not breathing at all. Meanwhile, her dislike for dying a horrible death … Continue reading

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Human

She was real, more than the image in the mirror could reveal, more than the dehumanizers could steal. She was sunshine happiness when birds were calling, tears at midnight on the bathroom floor. She was hopes and dreams and human … Continue reading

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