Story Snippet: October

It’s hard to explain how she feels most of the time. Sometimes she feels like energy is running through her veins, like the world is a little brighter and a little sharper and she has a plan for everything. Those are the good days. Sometimes she wakes up and her veins are filled with molasses, […]

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Story Snippet: August

She drags the door open, peering inside. Thankfully, the door doesn’t creak, and neither of the two occupants—a pretty girl with pink hair and a boy with corn-silk hair who seems to be the source—seem to notice her. The music is louder now, and far more beautiful. Abruptly, the boy turns his head to the […]

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Story Snippet: April

She doesn’t realize it until now, when the truth’s so big it stares her in the face. She’s been waiting her whole life for someone to show her the world. She wanted it to be him, thought it would be him, but he was too scared of the world to show her anything above the […]

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Story Snippet: February

“I’m sorry,” he says, small and pained and scared and gone. “I’m sorry, I can’t, I shouldn’t, I won’t.” “B—” she whispers, mouth open and terrified and so beautiful, “please—talk to me, baby, please—” “I won’t do this to you,” he says, and it’s final this time. “I won’t do this to you, too.” He […]

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Story Snippet: December

Matt’s staring at him, lips pulled down and eyes soft like he knows what Braedyn’s thinking, what he’s gonna say. It’s not the first time; it won’t be the last. “Nah,” he says, shaking his head. “Not today.” Then he turns around and walks away.

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Story Snippet: May

Once I finish retching, I rinse my mouth out and collapse against him. He circles his arms around me tightly like he’s trying to hold the fragments of me together, and I loop my arms around his neck and hold on for dear life. “What happened?” he asks quietly, one hand moving to cradle the […]

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Story Snippet: March

“Why?” It’s the first thing her mother’s said since she picked her up from the station. Nothing there, nothing in the car. Not a single word until the door closes behind them. Audrey glances into the kitchen. Past the yellow police tape, she can still see the blood if she looks close enough. Why. She’s […]

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