Elsewhere, We Became #5

Ellie looked for home and she made one in the arms of a French man. His accent drove her wild, his cologne a faint promise that clung to her clothes, in her bed, on her skin. She loved him, in every way a 22 year-old red-headed stripper from Baltimore could love a client. Years passed […]

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Carousel Island

Climbed into cupped hands, cradled in Arguments of gunpowder and spark. Made Room for the shadows of doubt in heart. Outlast the day. Find a way for Us to fix our sinking ship, water-wrecked. Say it isn’t over. Say we’re better than this Every time we fail to see a flicker of Light in our […]

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Elsewhere, We Became #3

You’re always leaving me. You make it hard to stay, to breathe. I hear the pounding of my heart, a series of uncertain knocks in my chest. Is anyone home? No, we’ve camped out for the nighttime, underneath a canopy of trees. I wait for him to break the silence again. I sense his smile […]

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We Are Okay Book Review

Title: We Are Okay Author: Nina LaCour Genre: YA Fiction Length: 234 pages My rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Blurb: You go through life thinking there’s so much you need… Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother. Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the […]

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Elsewhere, We Became #2

Lena, You asked me how I became strong. How did we, of the same origins – of the same cloth -become so different? I recall shrugging and refusing to look at you when I said, “Some people are just born like that.” Isn’t that what I said? I might have mentioned that sometimes people are […]

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Elsewhere, We Became #0

Untitled was the first poem I’d written. Its lines were crooked and without symmetry, words pressed tight against the page, unable to breathe. You could follow the dark shadows of the graphite and lead, trace the awkward, childish pause where I left a comma instead of a period. Where I abandoned the line, everything open, […]

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March 2017 Book Releases That Cross Barriers

I don’t know about you but I look forward to book releases like a football fan looks forward to every single game.  We know March is the month where we all get pinched if we aren’t wearing green. It’s packed full with International Women’s Day, Sun-Earth Day, religious holidays, and, of course, the Vernal Equinox. […]

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