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The Cost

It was a job, time spent with tasks to do for someone else, repetitive meaninglessness stealing her creativity. It was security, providing benefits unless she needed them, the biggest benefit of all the dreams where she was somewhere else. It … Continue reading

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Lifeforce

On her knees begging for acceptance, her heart’s depth her nakedness, the essence possessed was her lifeforce laid bare. Learning two reactions, those who turned away, those who faded, fading took time, the scars left behind draining her soul. Oh … Continue reading

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The Space Between Whispers

The night was as it always was, captured in wishes, yearning for a miracle to deliver more than wanting, more than a tearful holiday begging for a self that was right, not wrong. She came in a dream of angels, … Continue reading

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Worldbuilder

A place she’d seen, at first a pinpoint of light waiting in the darkness. It expanded, land rising as mountains, falling as great seas. Communities awoke, cultures spread, good and evil, the gray between, all finding a place to mix … Continue reading

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Compulsion

There shouldn’t be edges in the world, she wanted to align them, better that life be wild, all the world curves. There shouldn’t be strings, you know, strings hanging off things, stealing her sleep till they were trimmed. There shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Dream of Cherishing

It was a dream she’d had, enough to fill her heart, love and tenderness, affection that’d never part, a hand to hold when walks were cold, a winter’s evening in a snowy park. A better life, an imagined life, a … Continue reading

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Shadow Horizon

In the interest of clarity she wrapped her mind around a thought, her consciousness finding the light in her mind’s eye. With her next breath she found air, an inhale unheard, bringing life, held ever so gently before the exhale. … Continue reading

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Happenstance

On the road to happenstance, electricity arcing, midnight sparks, guiding her every movement, showing her the way. It was a new circumstance, a scalding fire, shadows turning, flickering light, exploring a taste so sweet. At her fingertips a romance, two … Continue reading

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If Only

If only she knew how. If only she had the strength. If only she had the courage. If only, if only, if only… If only she hadn’t turned her life into a series of hypothetical daydreams. If only she wanted … Continue reading

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The Self-Made Prison

Looking back across the intervening years, she saw the prison she’d built for protection, each stone her own. Walls shielded her heart, her secret, the castle’s strength keeping life at bay, no one more tormented within than she. She tortured … Continue reading

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