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Zoe G.

United States

dreaming of fishes and wishes

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Zoe G. (United States) published:

Gourmet Suburban Beast

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Something strange crossed the street when we were driving home, its eyes glinting for a second in the headlights. We couldn’t tell what it was and then it was gone. “It had a strange gait,” my mother said. Leaping, loping, lupine. I wonder what it must be like, living wild in suburban front lawns glistening with pesticides and sprinkler-water. Sliding banana peels from trashcans with your sharp incisors. I don’t know if you have sharp incisors at all but I...

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Zoe G. (United States) published:

Hometown

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There’s a town on the coast that is swimming with mist and the things that hide in it. Little houses dot a hill that ripples down to the sea. They say each house has a magnificent garden full of rose bushes dripping with heavy rosehips, and nasturtiums that pair perfectly with mint in a salad, and wild lavender all about. I myself have never seen the gardens: the mist is too thick. We of the town find our way from...

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13 days ago

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Zoe G. (United States) published:

Untitled

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i hold aloneness in a place inside of me:
    a little chamber 
        —like a heart—
where there is stained glass,
    and a bell has just rung but is not ringing
    anymore, anymore,
    and sunlight
        (or perhaps deep dark dirt)
    peers in from behind the glass
    and there is no one there.
        as with the bell, the people 
have only just left
    but their presence 
lingers.

it is...

13 days ago

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Zoe G. (United States) published:

To the Ocean

PROMPT: Water Body

To the ocean—
You’ve carried me out so deep;
cradled me so gently in your
ancient arms.

You’ve shown me miracles: 
lightness, and tiny fish, and
shells that fit perfectly
into the palm of my hand.
 
You’ve guided me to islands 
where the streets are lined 
with fairy houses,
and the hills hold the shape 
of the fog.

You’ve welcomed me,
enveloped me, 
when I was young, and older, and old,
and dirty, and clean,
and aching, and full,...

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Zoe G. (United States) published:

Fishless

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2019

She is wading into the water hands first and imagining minnows and anemones, although she knows there's nothing living left here. She imagines catching the last fish. It would need no coaxing, would delight in burrowing in the small warm cave of her half-closed fist. She and the fish would devote themselves to each other—symbiosis in a radioactive ocean weighted with coral reef corpses.
But when she closes her outstretched hand, to seize, to encircle, to house, there is nothing...

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Zoe G. (United States) published:

Bruise on Scarless Expanse

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An eggplant bruise of a myth
is what you left on my
skin last night
when I showed you the
spot on my inner elbow
where a hummingbird
once pushed its beak past
flesh into blood in search
of sugar,
leaving only a small
moon-shaped scar—
I called it a blessing, then,
that such a beautiful thing
had thought my veins
flowed with
something sweet.

You pressed your fingertips
into that tender spot
and told me that they used to ...

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Zoe G. (United States) published:

The Rounds

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There is a strange bird in the forest. It has your face and your voice, but is winged. I’m never able to see it all the way from tailfeather to beakpoint. I only ever catch a wingtip disappearing amongst the branches, or a hint of your profile glowing palely against the night, or a curved talon grasping at air and pine needles. I can’t see it but can hear it, your words spilling from its sharp-edged beak. It only comes...

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