avoiding the big bang

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writes abt: books, cats, and self-deprecation
anti -isms and -phobias

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somewhat inspired by lydia davis’s short stories.
feedback is very very much appreciated. comments & reviews mean the world!

Making Dinner

June 7, 2020

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Mom cuts tomatoes
So they’re clean and precise, fresh red

Hemispheres wetted in pale ooze and slit
Evenly along the hard white ridges.

I cannot cut a tomato without
Splintering its bones, pressing bluntly

On its flesh so the juice slips out of the 
Pink-stained hollows.

My jittery, awkward cuts are put in
The green bowl with Mom’s perfect cubes

And even after I am patiently taught I wonder
How she does it.

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7 Comments
  • Anlee

    this is too relatable...yikes XD
    -a terrible cook but a foodie


    4 months ago
  • Spade

    My method for cutting tomatoes: use your teeth. No one else needs any.


    4 months ago
  • outoftheblue

    replying: yep, cursed child let us all down. puppet pals is hilarious as well.
    and, a part of me thinks that avps kind of predicted?? cursed child. with the time travelling, the time turner premise and dumbledore being hella gay.
    and quirrelmort is bloody everything.


    4 months ago
  • outoftheblue

    replying: OMG OMG OMG.
    sorry, it's just super exciting about finding another avpm fan. like, no one ik watches it. and yes, i honestly ship hinny more in the musicals then i do in the movies. i had the phattest crush (and still do) on darren criss. as for favourite lines, it would have to be "pigfarts, pigfarts, here i come, pigfarts, pigfarts, yum yum yum". gets me every time.


    4 months ago
  • outoftheblue

    replying: although i'm a sucker for fan-made harry potter content, i haven't read harry: a history, though you've definitely got me intrigued now. and yes, i did read the essay she posted later, which was even more hurtful than her earlier tweets, honestly. heartbreaking to see your childhood hero make such a statement. nothing she says is ever going to stop or love for the books <3.
    also, on a lighter note: have you seen a very potter musical? it's this fan-made and unofficial parody musical on youtube. 100% recommend. the songs have made me cry, more than once.


    4 months ago
  • AbiJoy

    I loved this and so I went and read some Lydia Davis stories and now I'm obsessed... Thank you!


    5 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Gosh that's relatable XD


    5 months ago