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Elation

The depth she’d found inside made her all the more alive. Elation. It burst forth from every pore, promising there was more, for no matter what they said outside she’d not die before her time. She smiled and skip past … Continue reading

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With Age Brings

He was a man —not a real man— searching for his next twenty year-old, spurning the old woman younger than him before he’d learned her name. What a waste, though probably not, for her decision was made years before, that … Continue reading

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The Possible Impossible

Growing up, told, “No,” or told, they really didn’t care, and so, she took advantage of neglect, dared to dream, to imagine possible the impossible. Threatened men angered, for them she dumbed down, ending opinions with, “I don’t know,” when … Continue reading

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The Difference

In her mind, which was more than she was given credit for having, she knew a central truth about herself, about life, that attraction was superficial until it appreciated creativity and thought. In her head, a fascinating place too few … Continue reading

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Clever

If and whenever, thinking herself endowed with clever, discovering the truth was more bitter than lies, the threadbare she owned was but rusted metal, the sword she was impaled upon. What they didn’t know, what her mind outside didn’t show, … Continue reading

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The Feminine Flame

On her knees, she lit the candle, beheld the beauty, the tranquility, the understated power. Feminine strength, elegant and graceful, often content to nurture and heal until wronged, and then an inferno in a leopard’s eyes. Let them scoff and … Continue reading

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Incantation Inquisition

Magisterial babble lingered in a void it couldn’t fill, horizontal candles turning to melt futility. Whispered conjuring, the tribunal’s forbidden feminine fearing what she could do with her own mind. Nevermore tragic hands, spread fate between splayed fingers, the course … Continue reading

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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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Transcending

She tried to hide, tried to be that peg for every hole, denying her heart, her soul, her truth. Templates were lies, erasing expression, erasing her life, when all she wanted was to be the true self within. True freedom … Continue reading

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Bucket Full of Stars

Time adjourned, drums long sounding, sounding still, without solace. The energy within strained to know more, to break all bonds, explore the universe. She sought the room for a mind’s escape, for freedom from hate, freedom from limitations. It was … Continue reading

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