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Spark

the words were hazy and written on the wall in a sort of opalescent ink that was spun from her soul and told the story of what should have been she just couldn’t see it it was so dark and dim she threw herself out there like a match waiting to be picked up and…

Olfactory

He said, “Come home early, we will go out for pizza and beer.” He texted, “No. I probably won’t feel like it later. Come home early. You can cook me pizza and I can drink beer.” She came home. She cooked pizza. He drank beer. She wondered why she came home. — The olfactory sense is…

Shattered

As the car careened down the highway She waited in the shadows At just the right moment, She stepped out and Into its path Shattering into a thousand pieces. Sparkling diamond shards Skittered down the road Flashing rainbows in the headlights While the dark dust of her demons Lifted and spun To the heavens above. The black…

Paul Smith

Paul Smith (name changed to protect the innocent) 4th grade, Missouri City, Texas. One day during social studies, in 4th grade, I received a note from Paul Smith that stated he wanted to go steady with me. Delighted, I accepted. Four hours later he broke up with me(via note) and laughed with his friends. Apparently, Paul…