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mochi waffle :D

est. march 5, 2020

Message to Readers

republishing an old favorite!

just realized this is my 300th piece! *whew*

experimental format *pumps fist*

lol i really need title ideas :P my title as of right now is a wreck :)

sadly based on a true story, but exaggerated to fit *chef kiss* maximum drama

please let me know what you think!

toxic forgiveness steeped in acetone

August 24, 2020

FREE WRITING

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it must be hard to keep track of your fabricated universe,
between your periwinkle lies & your azure not-quite-truths.

seriously, darling. leave some beguiling colors for the rest
of us to swirl on our palettes, will you? drip puff paint over

documents & roll your eyes & flip your hair & deny deny
deny. how do i know what is genuine and fake? medusa

doesn't hold a candle to your withering stare, but at least
she has the decency to turn me to stone so i don't suffer

the aftermath. the ice that you inject into my spine. i've
seen many paralyzed after close encounters. you should

be the subject of a documentary. perhaps a subsection 
in one on parasites. but who would dare let you near 

their cameras & equipment? you burn holes in the lense 
cap with a single eyebrow raise. at least i spend most of

my time staring at the teal knots in the back of your 
sweater. you box me out, smack on an address & ship

me off to who knows where. & here i am, thinking you 
were loyal. that you could ever be. we were the girls

who the school hierarchy left behind & i was content.
you, though, were never one for the lackluster. you 

were a spotlight girl, no doubt, picking up roses that 
adoring fans pitched onto your stage. it's my job to 

close the curtain before you're mobbed. like that would 
ever happen. remember that assembly we had? throw

kindness around like candy
, they said, & you feigned
hatred of all things sweet. still, you sell your soul

for skittles & pop milk duds into your mouth between
classes. so, go ahead, honey. bury yourself in the plaster

of your lies. when have i painted my nails any color other
than genuine yellow? you dabble in blues of all shades &

periwinkle & azure & royal & navy & indigo flood your 
cuticles & i drown q-tips in polish remover. hold out

your fibbing fingers & i'll do my best to purge the 
deceit from your nail beds. abandon me in 

subway stations & come back months later to
buy me back. girl, my sanity is not for sale. it's 

not yours for taking anymore. i wish i could raise my
lemon hand in farewell forever, but i lug around too

many second & third & fourth & fifteenth chances on 
my shoulders. & i know you'll be the recipient of one

and i hate it.

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18 Comments
  • SoulStone

    I absolutely love this! it's interesting to see how the 'story' unfolds itself with all of the similes and everything, great job!


    27 days ago
  • ~Zoe N~

    This piece is amazing, I'm in complete awe! It's beautiful wow!! :)


    2 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Replying: Yesss there's a chance!!


    3 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Replying: Okay I would die to meet you AND have mochi waffles for the first time. My dad is open to the idea. Do you think your parents would consider it if we discussed the deets in a review (that way only the two of us would see it)? Believe me, I have quite protective parents, so I understand. You could remind yours that we'd be in a public place fairly far from where both of us live.


    3 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    There's also a college fair at William Jessup University in September I'm casually considering going to... It is Christian but *shrugs*


    3 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Replying: No worries! Ack I'm dying because we're so close. Hmmm. Maybe when this is all over we could meet in SF for mochi waffles? That's crazy and I haven't even asked my parents (they might say yes idk) and I TOTALLY understand if that's not okay. Just a random idea.


    3 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Replying: Thank you so much. <3 Also, wow, you must be a bit farther south or north than me if it's literally raining ash. Here, it's "just" extremely hazy. Hm. Do you think you'd be allowed to say how far north (or another direction?) of Sacramento you are? That way we'd get an approximate distance while still being vague about the whereabouts. I'm about an hour north.


    3 months ago
  • lianhabanana!

    AMAZING!!!! Wow this piece is simply stunning! :)


    5 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    I love the new format! it's really cool. the metaphors are so magnificent. "between your periwinkle lies & your azure not-quite-truths.

    seriously, darling. leave some beguiling colors for the rest
    of us to swirl on our palettes, will you? drip puff paint over" wow that's so beautiful,the imagery is so creative and sorry for saying beautiful so much but really the imagery is beautiful. Also congrats on your 300th piece !!!yay:):)


    5 months ago
  • elliem

    GO OFF, MIA! *claps*
    This piece is so beautiful yet so bad*ss and I love it. I just love it. So much. Don’t know how else I can say it. So stunningly written and full of raw emotion and powerful words.


    5 months ago
  • Eblinn

    this right here. simply -outstanding-
    "picking up roses that /adoring fans pitched onto your stage. it's my job to
    close the curtain before you're mobbed."
    I love every single line, how did you even write something this exquisite-
    I adore this piece <3


    5 months ago
  • Wicked!

    The motif of colour is so amazing here; "periwinkle lies & your azure not-quite-truths" and "when have i painted my nails any color other / than genuine yellow? you dabble in blues of all shades & / periwinkle & azure & royal & navy & indigo flood your / cuticles & i drown q-tips in polish remover" are so beautiful!


    5 months ago
  • ect.13

    So good! A review is on the way :)


    5 months ago
  • Anlee

    "abandon me in subway stations & come back months later to
    buy me back. girl, my sanity is not for sale." wOw i really loveeeee your writing style and the title is O.o worthy


    5 months ago
  • A Rose

    but at least
    she has the decency to turn me to stone so i don't suffer

    the aftermath. DaNGGGGGG


    5 months ago
  • chrysanthemums&ink

    okay yesssssss the formatting i fricking LOVE. adding this to my favorites because i absolutely love love love this and haha my brain's a little fried rn so i can't compliment properly but i don't think i'd be able to compliment you properly even with all my brain cells working well! but seriously, might just be one of my favorite pieces you've ever written and i will be back to read this fricking masterpiece.
    GOSH JUST REREADING IT NOW IT'S SO GOOD I CAN'T-


    5 months ago
  • ineffable

    Hehe your title is so not a wreck tho. This piece is great. "but at least
    she has the decency to turn me to stone so i don't suffer" Ooooooohhh.


    5 months ago
  • sunny.v

    aaaah you’re correct i am very interested!! ugh i love love the structure of this,,,,two lines each is so good and this is so so OOMPH to read!! toxic friendships :(( i wish u the best with nasty ppl in the future, love <3


    5 months ago