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Alive

And at thirty, I truly loved my body / as it encased a separate being / Heart beating within my heart / Relying on my blood / Trusting in m…

Selfishness Shelved

Selfishness shelved / ‘Woe Is Me’ set aside, cast into a silky, hearty web of ‘Blessed Am I.’ / Obsession with flat stomach, tight buns and…
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Always a Woman to Me

(Mature)

Wish of your Muse

Run to the ocean, feel the chill of the water / Discard every spiteful word you hear / Follow your soul to a beautiful place / Where truth …

Together or Alone

It’s not right to be here / While you are there / But I feel content ‘cause I believe you’ll return to rescue me / To sha…

My Side

Take it all, eat away at my flesh! / Flesh and spirit, both diminished / At one flick of your wrist
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Couldabeen

Ghostly cat photos. / Red and white sneakers. / An old smelly boot. / A dead cat.

Penny

My sense of smell was strong enough to note the pungent aroma of a young woman who didn’t wash often enough. She looked like the living dea…

A day at the Beach

Her smile expanded, a welcome to her admirers, an invitation to stay – a taut, blood red mouth. Her eyes glistened, the crows feet enhanced…

Blocks and Keys

Dreaded varicose veins / The monstrous, trifid-esque creatures I feared would squirm beneath my skin
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Just one more cuppa

‘You can’t go on hoarding forever!’ Ken scolded his wife. ‘Who’s gonna feel like sorting through all that rubbish when you’re dead?’

To be thirteen again

The new girl at school, Sherry, every one reckons she’s a lesbian. Tina took her jumper off and Sherry goes, ‘Are you wearing your lacy bra…
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The Accomplice

In that instant / I am an accomplice / In the crime of arson / My childhood cubby, / Lying in ashes

Hallways of Hell

It was just the other day that everything changed. I hadn’t been in Hell very long so I wasn’t quite sure how things worked. I would soon l…

It’s Only Words

Words weaved their way into my consciousness within the womb.

An Illuminating Assurance

The brilliant gold shimmered and reflected, casting its brightness on the plainer, more earthen tones near it. / Red lips spoke the words: …

Chelsea

‘I’m just taking time out from everything. I’ve been through a lot of shit.’ / This is Chelsea’s reason for erasing me from her life. / At…

Brush Strokes

Allison never really comprehended that her best friend was going to die until it actually happened. / She was at home one Sunday morning, u…

Nightmares – Part Two

Continued from Part One… / The pure genius of her practical jokes delighted Natalie. They took away the frustration and bitterness s…

Nightmares – Part One

Monique Medwell applied her signature shade of lipstick – Poised Plum – finally finishing off her polished look. / Yes, like Eva Longoria a…

White-Bread Soul

We’re in New York. On the Subway. / Aussies in the Big Apple. / As we draw nearer to our destination, more and more passengers exit the tr…
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Supermarket Shopping for Dummies (or at least abo…

There are many skills and talents that humans long to acquire. Those of us motivated enough may work hard and attain excellence in areas s…

White Picket Fence

Angela never thought her life would end this way. Nice, dull people like Angela don’t usually draw their last breath in the midst of viole…

The Mafia Cats

Bugsy prowled stealthily up and down the alleyway, his tail taut, whilst Joey counted the fish they had just been paid in. Knuckles, as usu…

A Wicked Distraction

Do you ever catch yourself thinking inappropriate thoughts, due to your rebellious mind wanting to override your willingness to be decent? …
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