efflorescence

United States

17 | INFJ | she/her

[ summer + fall 2019 ] peer ambassador

lover of magical realism, bedroom pop, digital illustration, & honey almond butter

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if you see a piece get unpublished, it's probably because I've submitted it to a lit mag, contest, etc! also, i'm not rly active on here anymore :)

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efflorescence (United States) published:

Hush Little Birdie

PROMPT: Science Fiction Competition 2021

The first time Lark went to the dream-selling store, it looked like one of those excessively minimalist cafes that had been popping up all around town lately—white-walled and bare-boned with silicone plants potted on the windowsills. The man who came to greet her even looked like a doctor with his spotless scrubs and too-big smile. 

“And you are?” he asked, scanning his clipboard.

“Lark. Lark Taylor.”

His smile broadened. “Now that’s an interesting name. Where’s it from?”

Lark shrugged. Everyone...

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efflorescence (United States) started following clair de lune (United States)

10 months ago

efflorescence (United States) liked Flor Africana by Tula.S (Cuba)

about 1 year ago

efflorescence (United States) started following Ottavia2112 (Canada)

about 1 year ago

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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 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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about 1 year ago

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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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about 1 year ago

efflorescence (United States) started following gayatrirajan (United States)

about 1 year ago

efflorescence (United States) liked june wtw highlights by Anha (Australia)

about 1 year ago

efflorescence (United States) liked growing pains / storm in a teacup by aosora (United Arab Emirates)

about 1 year ago

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efflorescence (United States) published:

sericulture mother

FREE WRITING

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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about 1 year ago