rainandsonder

United States

"the audience is only safe when the story isn't about them."

they/them - probably listening to sufjan stevens

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an important piece by outoftheblue- https://bit.ly/3dBxv5r

black lives matter & pride is over but the fight for lgbt+ rights is year round.

bio quote is from the magnus archives

The World Doesn't Spin Like it Used To

January 26, 2019

FREE WRITING

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she had a collection of animal skulls
that she kept a secret from her parents.
there was something fascinating about
the empty sockets and
the display of teeth and
the white-but-not-white bone.
she liked to imagine it in layers:
muscle, blood, nerves, organs,
then the skin draped over that
and the fur over that.
it was hamlet,
but they begged her
for the answers instead.
it started when she was five
and there was a rotting skunk
on the porch.
her parents screamed and kicked it
into the bushes, and she watched
and months later she came back
and found the skull
and cradled it in her hands.
she turned it over.
she slipped it under her jacket
and it told her a secret:

and the days
d
r
a
g
g
e
d.
time never flew for her;
each second echoed in her own skull
and her fingers twitched.
maybe things had changed
(like how her favorite restaurant
got torn down
or how her best friend
wears blue contact lenses now
to hide her brown eyes)
but she never stopped feeling
the world spin.
sometimes
she lies awake at night
and watches her thoughts
tango on the ceiling.
she turns and lets the blanket
slip away from her
and lets the cold air
rush in.
the skull told her a secret that day,
and she wishes that she could remember it.
I don't really know what this is, it just came to me. Please, if you're going to like this, leave a comment too.

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6 Comments
  • asteria

    ooh, dark, mysterious, hamlettttt
    i luv it :)


    almost 2 years ago
  • buddingauthor

    It's so weird and unique but so amazing. Great job!


    almost 2 years ago
  • lamonnaie

    I kinda sorta love this??
    But seriously, it’s amazing how you told this.


    almost 2 years ago
  • loveletterstosappho

    the last line is inCREDIBLE i love it and the general concept as a whole. so bizarre and yet so beautiful


    almost 2 years ago
  • N.

    This is one of the most disturbing yet fascinating and perfectly worded things I've ever read. I...I really like it. The small details, the word choice, the last line, it's perfect.


    almost 2 years ago
  • paperbird

    this is such a weird idea but it’s beautifully told.


    almost 2 years ago