I Am Enough

Content Warnings: Self-Harm and Suicidality. It’s 12 A.M. I’m lying in bed frantically texting my friends because I’m afraid I’ve overshared with a distant friend. I’m playing Smith & Thell’s “Alice” on a loop to soothe me, only half-hearing its echoing strains. And then somewhere in there, somehow, something occurs to me. Something that I […]

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Starlight #13: Bloodbound

Starlight is a series I started writing for fun in 2016, written in the “style” of a comic book.  As such, this is not my best writing, but it’s something I had fun doing. Nala’s car pulls up to another mansion, huge, well-decorated. As Cad, Hunter, and Nala get out of the car, Castor approaches from his home. Cas: Nala. Nala: Cassie. Castor and Nala embrace. She steps back […]

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Poem: Shadow

a shadow sits upon usit shades the past in scarlet tonesit enrages the things that once were calmand calls for an end to hope. love is gone away nowit hides beneath a veneer of regretit shatters beneath the weight of the endand wishes for better days, now long gone. Together, we seek the future.Do not […]

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Starlight #12: E.T.

Starlight is a series I started writing for fun in 2016, written in the “style” of a comic book.  As such, this is not my best writing, but it’s something I had fun doing. We open in Parker’s home. Parker is playing video games, on call with Hunter, at his own house. Parker: Throw up some cover… Hunter: I’m working on it, working on… There’s a sad beep. Parker: […]

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Ghosts Territory (Anna Farmer #8)

When Anna had first heard Bartholomew name “The Ghosts”, she had envisioned a sort of amateur bowling league, probably comprised of senior citizens as they were the nearest to death. Anna wasn’t quite sure why Jake would join a senior citizens’ bowling league, but she was prepared to respect his choices and commend him on […]

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Starlight #11: Ignition

Starlight is a series I started writing for fun in 2016, written in the “style” of a comic book.  As such, this is not my best writing, but it’s something I had fun doing. We begin in a mansion in the countryside: huge, luxurious. Two siblings, Malcolm and Millie, kids maybe 5-10 years older than Cadmus and his friends, sit in a small room, watching the stars. Malcolm: I […]

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Back to School (Anna Farmer #7)

It was with great sorrow that Anna trudged back to school the first day following her suspension. She got up early that rainy morning, visiting Oinky and Baby Lion in the barn and tearfully explaining that she would be absent again for a while. Oinky and Baby Lion hadn’t the slightest clue what Anna was […]

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Starlight #9: Skeletons in the Closet

Starlight is a series I started writing for fun in 2016, written in the “style” of a comic book.  As such, this is not my best writing, but it’s something I had fun doing. Nala, Hunter, and Eliza hurry up to Hurt House. Eliza: Come on, guys, hurry. Hunter: Um, are we sure this is safe? Nala: It’s definitely not. Hunter: Great. Cadmus (Narration): It’s been a weird day. […]

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Pleasant Days (Anna Farmer #6)

Anna fed the lion bits of beef jerky on the way home, a delightful snack that seemed to cause him to perk up somewhat. Nevertheless, he was still quite frightened of Oinky, who would snarl and oink at the stranger on occasion just to keep him on his toes. For this, Anna reprimanded the small […]

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