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Fiction

Transference

It’s working. With every buzzing, burning line Rae traces on my back—the needle feels like a red-hot knifepoint drawn across the skin—it’s working. I was terrified when we began, not of the pain but of the uncertainty: would this do anything at all, would there be any difference whatsoever in the dream I’ve been trapped […]

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Rabbit Test

Content Note: Sexual Assault, abuse, traumatic miscarriage, psych ward treatment, and suicide.   It is 2091, and Grace is staring at the rabbit in the corner of her visual overlay. It is an Angora rabbit, fluffy and white, and when Grace picked the icon out, she did not realize how much she would come to […]

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The Portal Keeper

October 1st   The rabbit was back this morning. It stopped outside the portal like it always does and it checked its pocket watch like it always does. It doesn’t matter—the rabbit’s always late. So far I never found out what the rabbit is late for. It wore a jazzy waistcoat. It looked nervously from […]

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Towered

Day 1 I think I’ll grow my hair.   Day 2 Should my hair be growing this fast? I wish I had someone to ask. But yesterday, it was above my shoulders, and today…well, today, it’s brushing the small of my back. How does hair even work, anyway?   Day 3 I’ve got really good […]

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Girl, Cat, Wolf, Moon

Content Note: Child Abuse and Assault   Lila found the cat market when she was seven. Or perhaps it is more accurate to say the cat market found her. It was the night of the Harvest Moon, and the maize and the soybean were almost in. The villagers had gathered around a crackling fire, the […]

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