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A Thoughtful Way to Get Writing While Utilizing Your Stationery for Marketing

from “DIY. Postcards as a way to promote your literary works” — https://kadr.vip/alex-markovich-marketing-tips What a lovely idea that captures the ephemeral nature and resilience of literature. Keeping this written word airy, kinetic, and also tangible! Will give it a go! “…literary postcards where I place abstracts from my stories. … Where do I send these […]

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Sour Daze

I melt right down to sticky glaze thinking those sweet cherubs had to be consoled of me. Seeing those faces in the yearbooks past, I wonder if I’ve done my job well enough. Old friends I’ve tormented tell me it made them stronger — made the smiles afterward longer lasting. Over the years, these dear […]

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Proof by the Faults

In bed without solace of restEach sand of the day falling In poring over the text of ages. Like bed-light under comforterMany moons ago. Still a similar warmth of spiritAnd text of ages in hand: A letter. From father to long lost loveNot mother. Proof of an everlasting trial. Secrecy by the fault linesWhich brought forth deathIn the form of children. A […]

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In Search of Specificity on Twitter After a Nine-Month Hiatus

By Gabrielle Pearson For nine months, I attempted pressing reset on my resolve for social interaction online. When I unable to push my business any further without it, I returned not only to Instagram, but Twitter and Facebook. Both Twitter and Facebook required a true reset of my account; there was nothing to resume or […]

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To Six To

Some have never counted down, onlycounted up Counting up:what is done when teasing toleranceand testing patience From one and three and twenty-ninethey, desperate to be stopped Proven wrong Relieved are those who dependon counting down. Basking in surety and an end. Promised and provided. From twelve to six to one.

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Mr. F. Ocean

The first time I got high Mr. Ocean released an album Someone smashed my bed and ceiling together Just so I would be cozier And on Pua Lane The humidity was just right Hugging me the way my teachers always did At the end When the high was over, the jokes stopped being so hilarious. […]

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key click?

Key click and key click And decline with surety this and the next also “Could these pieces be any more hollow?” “These aren’t writers. These are twenty-something-aged children” So the poems and the flash fiction and the creative nonfiction are sophomoric So I begin hating my job as an editor This publication is small so […]

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So so

I feel so very sad today Like lakeside in a post-drowning exacerbated exhale Today I am unwoven, unraveled, revealed, bare, raw Sticky stuck itchy square centimeters of thick grime-coated, sweat-beading skin Is giving up So very sad? I am pillow side reeking of dry salivary residue And yet not willing to peel To pull away […]

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Mood Boards: A Concrete Stress Alleviator

  We’ve all been there. We spend hours upon hours explaining our stressful days and anxieties to counsellors, professors, parents, and well-meaning friends. We spend so much time explaining how hard it is to conquer that we forget it often takes a lighter touch to alleviate. Of course, not all breakdowns or emotional weights can […]