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Short Story

Tasting Fear

I smelt fear for the first time when mom died. Strangers, loud mouthed and boisterous, dragged us through dark alleys smelling of rotting red meat and wilting vegetables, yelling “I have what you want”, “Come, buy from me”. Dad always…

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Short Story

Rain

A few years back…   Maami told me to wipe my tears, that the rains would soon come. The little light green grasses would begin to spring from the softened soil and the ground that was cracked open by months…

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Poetry

The Making of Beauty

Her grip got tighter and tighter. Her screams louder and louder. It seemed the rhythm of our heart beats were in sync. It seemed I could feel what she was feeling like a cardiac morse code. She started on her…

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