Author Archives: Kshyama

easy

some people make it easy for you to be disappointed in them this makes leaving easy and everything else easier.

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Almost

Some people are almost always empty in their kindness; almost all their truth is in their cruelty.

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The Summoning

Introduction: This piece is one in a chronological series, set in a universe. Feel free to find the others here, and to browse through any companion piece, set in the same universe. Witches 1. Three Frenemies 2. Fall Coven Meet … Continue reading

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saltsmooth

lately i think about the would be could be sharkskin saltsmooth taste of her thigh after my hand has slipped and slid against the back of her knee it sits elsewhere inside me, these thoughts somewhere between my ribs and … Continue reading

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matryoshka men

i keep thinking about the irony, that accidental painted cruelty of well-intentioned men, their mask-like mime-like reflections climbing out of pools every time i come across it- it runs a line papercut fine thin and wisdomless without blood across an … Continue reading

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all’s fair

perhaps the most searing realization in anyone’s life is the moment they understand that love, like any other resource, is not distributed evenly across the world, and across populations.

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Some Notes About Commitment

I’ve always been commitment-oriented, but not always for the right reasons. I felt a void in me of some kind, a sense of inadequacy, a sense that someone else telling me I’m enough would somehow ring true and I would … Continue reading

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Things to Remember While Dating

If they wanted to, they would. And if they didn’t want to, they wouldn’t. This goes for: making plans with concrete date/time/place, reaching out and (re)connecting, taking initiative to message, how enthusiastic their messages are, basically everything. How people express interest … Continue reading

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Resolutions for 2019

My practice of writing resolutions (see 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018) has been completely invaluable to me. That said, I normally write this on December 30th, and this year, I was a little delayed due to feeling a little low. A few … Continue reading

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Rejection is a Gift – Appreciate It!

Ah, rejection! It keeps you on your toes unlike anything else. I was recently sent a “thanks but no thanks; I don’t see it working out; etc etc so long farewell auf wiedersehn aideu” from someone I liked. And, it’s … Continue reading

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