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23 neurotic crows in a recycled flesh suit
he/him || 17 || intp-t || lgbtq+
prosaic poet & sci-fantasy fiction writer
community ambassador alum [summer 2020]

standing in solidarity with those angry

Message to Readers

link to pt 2: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/186233/version/375993

she shows you a face that is supposedly your own || Pretty Little Thing pt. 1

August 23, 2020

FREE WRITING

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 and you show her one side of your half-shaved head and she presses her lips,
or maybe she doesn't. maybe you're imagining the tone changing in her voice when she asks
"how do you fix your hair?" 
you pause, uh-um-well for a moment before pointing to the knot you've tied your hair into
[the knot that's led your best friends to affectionately call you 'manbun,'
which you refuse to admit you love with all your heart]
and say, "like this."

[she still thinks you want to go into aerospace.
you haven't wanted to go into aerospace since ninth grade.
you tell her 'digital animation' and her face tightens again.]

she hums and says "we'll have to figure out something before senior pictures"
and your heart less drops and more hits terminal velocity,
only because it's been falling since she brought up your hair.
she says the word "dress" while you're half-paying attention
[dreaming about how it must feel to be normal]
and you don't know if she means it as a noun or verb
[you're thinking noun and you feel your plastered smile crack, just a bit.]

you don't tell her that you've already talked with your mother and
you don't want her the two of you agreed someone else is taking your pictures
because if she makes you cross your legs
or prop your pretty chin in your pretty hand like a
Pretty         Little         Thing
you might just 
snap
feeling raw in this chili's tonight. 

part 2 forthcoming, i'll link it in the message box once it's up. 

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4 Comments
  • waxingcrescents

    Wow. What an amazing piece! I'm a sucker for pieces that begin with "and" because it's just so mesmerizing. I LOVE the lines "she says the word "dress" while you're half-paying attention
    [dreaming about how it must feel to be normal]". (Although, I couldn't truly pick a "favourite" line, because I love them all.) How do you write so well? Your writing style and flow gives me such good vibes, even with this dark-toned piece.


    about 2 months ago
  • rainandsonder

    "and your heart less drops and more hits terminal velocity, only because it's been falling since she brought up your hair." this line!


    2 months ago
  • FantasyOtter12

    VERY well written :)


    2 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    <3 support and love sent your way
    Wonderful writing as always


    2 months ago