MarSan

Mexico

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MarSan (Mexico) started following bambiamby (Australia)

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MarSan (Mexico) published:

Silver and Crimson.

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My distant, my sorrow, my city of light. The promise I whispered to the pier was buried between corners, hardened until it turned into a pebble. It's lost inside children's fat hands and thrown into the lake every day. Over and over again. I cried the first time I saw the streets, I couldn't help but to whisper "Have you already forgotten me?". But it hadn't. And so I went back over and over again. Until I couldn't.

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MarSan (Mexico) published:

The Waiting.

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There's no sorrowful night like the one spent on your knees, 
as the one in which you're forgetting your name and
stitching a new one. as the one in which you cry your
saint's names over and over, even if you suspect they forgot you 
long ago. gentle hands and whispers caress your face by day, and you
weep by night, because your lungs are an ocean, hope turns into
blade. 

there's no place that comforts a face without a...

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MarSan (Mexico) published:

Woodchipper.

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"Take the crooked path behind the church, then follow it until you've left town. You'll see the strawberry fields, take one as a gift. Keep going forward until you're at the entrance of the forest. There, underneath the weeping willows, you'll find a fox but don't initiate a conversation with it, for it is a vicious critic and will poke fun at your clothes. Follow the toadstools until you feel tired enough. If the woodchipper is feeling kind that day,...

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4 months ago

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MarSan (Mexico) published:

What hides under a stray god's sleeves.

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2020

You carve into yourself an image of love, even if the book in your pocket forbids you from idolatry. Your scars are named Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel. They bow before the Lord, before their father and creator. You wish you could rip yourself of the crown of thorns, wash away the cinder that holy fire leaves behind. And yet, they serve as your reminders, as proof that heaven doesn't live past pearly gates but inside a survivor's breath. Holy is the...

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MarSan (Mexico) published:

Baking, knitting, dancing, writing, painting

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The pier seems to be permanently stuck in a purple sky. The mercilessly cold waves crack as they throw themselves around, leaving clamshells and broken bottles upon the rotting planks. In the distance, the lighthouse sticks out like a sore thumb. It smells like candied apples, salt, and sardines, and it makes the tourists gag. You come down every morning to paint, this you have learned since you were an infant. You mix the paint with fish oil, wipe your...

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MarSan (Mexico) liked 妈妈 by jun lei (United States)

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MarSan (Mexico) published:

A thank you letter to my mother's hairdresser.

PROMPT: Letter Writing Competition 2020

To Rocío (I really hope that's how you write your name), 


How's the salon holding up? Well, I say salon and mean the little room at the side of your parent's house. I ask how's it holding up and mean that I pray every night you're not one of the small names who will be erased after all of this is over. And I write you this letter and I mean thank you. But you already know that. 

You already...

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