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inky blue

Joined May 2014.

14 stories, 3 challenges, 63 comments, and 12 friends

Formerly Pandora; Wednesday.

Lost in seas of tender wishes, void of fishes.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
—Maya Angelou

“Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others. Past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”

Stories

  1. Another Long Goodbye

    God, it feels like mourning. Like we are all lamenting a new lost love, the death of a King, the decimation of our homeworld. I’ve been here so long now. Seen so many fresh young faces walk these red-trimmed halls looking for a place to write and...

  2. Diary -- 12/07/1993 -- The night before my 21st birthday

    I think I cried a week’s worth of tears when I heard you’d been thrown from your bike as I waited for you at a small station in Bristol. I cried for the teacher who gave me so much, who waits in the hospice to die. I cried for my best frien...

  3. Goals

    I want to find my place in life. ’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’

  4. Numb

    So I’ve been sitting on the computer for six hours now, streaming Full Metal Jousting and crying into a bowl of Malibu with cranberry juice. I’ve started six poems and fifteen short stories without finishing them. I’ve looked at the c...

  5. Money

    He works hard. His house is filled with art. Diamonds spill from his pretty wife’s jewelry box. His children’s beds are coated in a thick layer of stuffed toys. At fifty-two his heart stops and so does he. A life filled with everything and ...

  6. That Feeling You Get When You Hear A Song And It All Clicks

    I’ve put your mem’ry with this song Through vibrations in the air In hopes that you could still live on I can pretend you’re standing there Before your vision torn asunder As the lyrics fill my head I give you one last roar of thunder...

  7. Rhymes and Reasons

    “Tatter, tatter, now’t of matter!” the young boy chirped as he skipped across the cobblestone. The bright sun scattered off their surfaces, half-blinding him as he stopped to look up at the clear blue sky. He found himself on the dock...

  8. Message to an Old Friend

    Dear Michael, I hope this finds you well. It’s been too long since I laid eyes on you last, and the leaves have long since turned red and scattered themselves among the thinning grass of our old garden. Now, they have all turned to mulch, I can s...

  9. My Tree

    When I was younger, we lived in that tree. Mother would bring snacks and treats and bring us back to the nest when we fell for fear of flying. Tick and Giggle and I would spend the days goading each other. It was always a competition to see who could f...

  10. The Garden (4)

    Why, you ask, when the water settles on the walls, And mould springs up either way. The little buggers will only reappear On the shower curtain Or along the skirting board. What’s the point tidying up the mess When it will keep growing back? The gard...

  11. The Garden (3)

    The garden, That I can see from our bedroom As I fold your once freshly cleaned laundry, That sat in the machine for three days, Is starting to spill over. The varnish That once kept the fence a mahogany brown, Has begun to peel away from the wooden la...

  12. The Garden (2)

    The garden, That I can see from the downstairs bathroom, As I scrub the toilet down Even though it’s your turn on the rota, Is starting to spill over. The vines, That creep up the walls Have started to strangle my roses, Choking their little necks Un...

  13. The Garden (1)

    The garden, That I can see from the kitchen window, As I clean the plates That I asked you to wash up this morning, Is starting to spill over. The grass, That we meant to mow at the end of Summer, Now stands almost as high as the fence that surrounds T...

  14. Let's

    Let’s get messy; Let’s run around In places we’ve never experienced before; Let’s spend the whole day under the Sun And the night in a tree. Let’s get wet; Let’s find a lake And jump in, shoes and all; Let’s share towels and shoes and bod...

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