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August 6, 2019

There we laid on our backs, pool float to pool float, shoulders bobbing in and out of touch. My eyes saw clouds, cumulonimbus; we shouldn't have been in the water. Silence passed between us, charged with electricity, a thunderstorm, coming. My big sister told me, when the quiet got too much to bear, what that boy did to her. The water couldn’t be still, and my sister was silent because he told her to be. I reached my hand across. We shouldn't have been in the water. Above us, the clouds towered, like an atomic bomb, warning, then exploding.



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  • jaii

    your descriptions are absolutely amazing. so much packed into such a small amount of words. i’m pissed that neither you or sappho won

    almost 2 years ago
  • r|A|i|N

    honestly heartbroken this didn't win

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anha

    this language is stunning!! i agree with rainandsonder, your work is impeccable. if you or agustdv don't win, i will riot.

    almost 2 years ago
  • luluwrites111

    beautiful! this is a lovely flash fiction piece. dont mind me gonna go cry

    almost 2 years ago
  • rainandsonder

    this had better win, i swear. you say so much here with the limited space you have and you write so so beautifully!

    almost 2 years ago