Kate Gardner

United States

Kate | 16 | bi | romantically fascinated with Minoan bull leapers | I've only ever hated airports and fascists |

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Kate Gardner (United States) published:

Young among the gods

PROMPT: Mad Libs

Virkana, young among the gods, fills the power-plant's blackened shell, their prison, with uncanny life. Once beloved as a daughter of the Earth's beneficence, at peace with themselves and their surroundings, all they want now is the end of pain. When their radiation-sick captors sample their body, hoping to distill immortality, they pretend to sleep. When alone, they pour out distress in waves of fearsome telepathy. But no one comes. The time of the gods is nearly over, bodies becoming...

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10 days ago

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Kate Gardner (United States) published:

Untitled #1

PROMPT: The Unseen

I found you at the steps of the hermitage, back turned
Looking up into the grey that frames the mountains, looking to the bald
Faces where the rock is too steep, the air too thin for vegetation

Long confinement drew your specter out, a Cosette blinking the dust from her eyes
A bone-chapel daughter, who could recite the name of every body she attends
Though never told them by a living lip

So still, the mountain damp anoints you like...

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22 days ago

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Kate Gardner (United States) published:

Ode for Folly Beach

PROMPT: Heart Trails

Hung with Spanish moss to cocoon catnaps in the warmth
Of February, the pier of plumping lover-birds
Dropping their clams to the road to break shells, breakwater
Fishing, men and women both well leathered
By slathering sun in old age

26 days ago

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Kate Gardner (United States) published:

Neighbor's bush, a drama

PROMPT: Flashlight

Marked with nascent light, the whitened leaves
Of that strange plant project in stark relief
Against the local foliage surrounding

A red stemmed foreigner, bodily red
Like head trauma. The grass of warring worlds
Looked much the same

In my child's mind. The Japanese maple is also red
But I would not question its stolid 
Vampirism. Dandelions, natives of Europe

Rear their heads, claiming this soil. Them,
I would not question.


But what of you razor with adder tongued leaves ...

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Kate Gardner (United States) liked Who Put Bella In The Wych Elm? by Ruthh (United Kingdom)

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