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A Clock’s Tick

a moment, an instant in-between inspiration and plans before trauma and tragedy after the disbelief numbing all the air within depleted in an instant the impossible possible air riding a tempest fled knees not supporting collapsed searching for answers gone … Continue reading

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Other People’s Memories

She’d tried it for awhile, living on other people’s memories, other children playing in their yards, other parents holding their children tight. Those other recollections, though, carried her to other places best avoided, until she recognized the self-deceit they planted … Continue reading

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A Small Dark Place

It was something she did, never questioning why, finding a small dark place, a safe place to drain her eyes. It didn’t purge the memories, her reminders of abuse, but brought important reminders she could put to use. That small … Continue reading

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Reinventing Herself

In a night when the air was crisp, the moon full, and the leaves gathering she saw her future, not because it’d appeared, but because she’d made it happen. It was the end, not of an aging life, but a … Continue reading

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The Cat Brain Disconnect

In that public place where cat reporters like to shout, they plied me with questions before letting me out. They demanded details on the cat brain disconnect, so I smiled in my knowing and said, “Oh yeah, that. “It looks … Continue reading

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Her Gateway

Peace. In times of crisis, peace. It was what she knew to do, but when thoughts scattered it was easy to forget, and so she had a plan, a plan that began with meditation. Meditation, her gateway to calm, to … Continue reading

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Touch of Fear

Shadows and lightning, sounds not singing, but screaming instead, where a blade’s flash in the dark is cutting the dead. Fearing the beast, and its expectant feast, first on the menu a hapless prey, the one standing in your shoes … Continue reading

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Her Love

Looking glass lies burned her eyes, lies she’d deny no more. She recognized the stalking thoughts, what they implied, what they said, how hatred filled their stares, threatening love, her love. Love was love and nothing less, so let them … Continue reading

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With What Breath Remains

She’d only ever believed herself alive, but awaking consciousness broke her prison, allowed her to burn as the sun. No more cold sorrow melting her fire. No more wreathing torment’s shadow. No more fading. She’d only ever cared too much, … Continue reading

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