Tag Archives: loss

Blood and Lemon and Salt

“Why can’t we be friends” he asks. “It doesn’t seem right, we’ve known each other so long.” I have come to love the smell of things ending, a fresh and steely cut like blood and lemon and salt air that … Continue reading

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Weekend Zee TV Special

TW: fatphobia, shame, suicidal ideation (graphic images), anti sex work stigma, Desi Family Drama My mother is anxious. I am at a Tim Horton’s. The problem with living in the middle of nowhere is that there is nowhere to go to … Continue reading

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Three Frenemies

Introduction: This piece is one in a chronological series. 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 3. BeingLovedAgain 4. The Fourth Witch Goddesses 5. … Continue reading

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On Apologies

Part 1 I have journeyed into my marrow, dug into bone, with a toothpick and found the root of my truth, a sprouting seed, unfurling capillaries across my limbs, down to my fingers, blossoming like cherries, like blood oranges. Part2 Like harm … Continue reading

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Christmas Post – 2015: Remembering Christmas

This is dedicated to A.D.K, for bringing Christmas back into my life. Even though you left, it stayed behind. Thank you 🙂 TW: Mental Health, mention of suicidal ideation, depression, and anxiety It’s hard to pinpoint what exactly it is that … Continue reading

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Pneumothorax and Pleural Effusion

Never forget that the hurt you cause others will ultimately be yours to carry. If you plant hurt, like seeds in people, light, like pebbles, like insects burrowing under their skin, feeding on their flesh, then know that these seeds grow into … Continue reading

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Good Day

On a good day, I think about how little you loved me and how much I loved you, and I feel only gratitude for having known you at all. On a good day, there is no intestine twisting shame in … Continue reading

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Whiplash Eyelash

Write a transcript of the time I 8 hours a week, ate air and Madras beach salt mango, raw, with paprika (I’m just a guess, a warm shockwave. I would like to be held. I would like to hold a … Continue reading

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Silence

I have found a million ways to talk about absolutely nothing.

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Shame

is the most dangerous emotion of all.

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