efflorescence

United States

16 | INFJ | ♀️| massachusetts

[ summer + fall 2019 ] peer ambassador

just a melancholy, existential girl with a penchant for poetry, fairy tales, and magical realism.

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if you see a piece get unpublished, it's probably because I've submitted it to a lit mag, contest, etc! sorry :)

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Nesting

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2020

    The birds only come once a year. Just when the town starts to forget their migrations, they return, mouths open and hungry for the sanctity of streetlights. Meanwhile, in backyards, parents don’t hear the kids flying themselves from the rooftops, one by one, until corpses litter the ground like rain. And so every year, in the deluge, the town forgets its name, and the birds forget their homes. The kids piecemeal themselves back together and their parents never hear their deaths. The birds...

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efflorescence (United States) published:

Nesting

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2020

    The birds only come once a year. Just when the town starts to forget their migrations, they return, mouths open and hungry for the streetlights. Their wings fall off, one by one, until corpses litter the ground like rain. Meanwhile, In backyards, parents don’t hear the kids flying themselves from rooftops. This is how every year, in the deluge, the town forgets its name, and the birds forget their homes; the kids piecemeal themselves back together, their parents never hear...

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sericulture mother

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the other girls call me 留守儿
    left behind
because 妈妈 packed her bags with blouses and promises
        caught the train to 杭州
and shed a single lotus petal tear
            as she said goodbye in a cloud of grime and grit.
i unfurled my love-lost hands, imbibed her crumpled sorrow:
                 加油,我的爱
but the greedy hands unspooling my ratty pigtails
                     knocking my knees against the humid silt
and...

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