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Hunger Pains

I think I was ten. Wearing midnight blue, in the middle of the day. My neighbourhood knew that one day, probably in the middle of the day, I’d be the world’s greatest dancer, and so it span around me, as I sat, in the big girl’s passenger seat, feeling real sweet, in my midnight, midday, […]

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Toyland

Summer seeps through the spokes, of your baby blue bicycle wheels. From the sidewalk, I stare, through long lashes, and tinted glasses, a popsicle in my pastel pout. I hope you’ll fall, graze your knee, tumbling in my direction, so I can peek, through tinted glasses, and eager eyes, at what you hide, in your […]

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The Game

Fifteen. Nervous, naive, knee length skirt. At a desk, next to a boy I’d spoken to, maybe once or twice. Then he is joined, by a friend I’ve never met, and they engage, in a game, he normally saves, for just before bed. I try to look away, but he tells me to look. They […]

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Looking For Squirrels

I lay in bed staring up at the ceiling as the noise of the house began to simmer down. My mother was sleeping and my little brother at a friend’s for the night. There was only the light purr of the cat across the room and my father’s padding feet travelling up the stairs left […]

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