Dianne

United States

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Dianne (United States) published:

cheap imitation

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I push in 4 quarters and a picture of Lindsey. The machine is like a vending machine that drops cola and stale chips, or one of those picture cubicles that spits out a rectangle of photos. 
I understand why Orpheus looked back in the Underworld.
“Please, stop doing this. It doesn’t help, you come back sadder and worse than before.” My roommate begs me before and after, every time I go. “They’re just a cheap imitation, it’s not her!”
Cheap...

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Dianne (United States) published:

In An Alley

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   It wasn't the dark alley surrounded by the murder of crows that told me that my life was on the brink of its existence, but rather the cool press of the blade against my ribs and the vice-like grip the stranger had on my oh so breakable neck. The bones in my neck would break and crumble, like the crackers my mom used to spread peanut butter on after school.
     (The crackers and peanut butter were before, of course, the...

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Dianne (United States) published:

Dried Lavender

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“I left when I was younger. And I don’t want you to make the same mistake.”
Miss Hobbs stares at the ground after her confession. With the eyes that are as dry and purple as dried lavender, the eyes of everyone from around here. It scrapes the insides of our eyelids but at least you can tell who belongs and who doesn’t.
“Well, I just…” I stutter and pick at the biscuit crumbs on my plate. “I need to see...

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7 months ago

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Plastic Mountains and Bloody Tile

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The town has a sky shaped like a dome, like you’re in a snowglobe. On sunny days, the mountains look so 2 dimensional and fake that you can practically reach up and curl your fingers over the flat edge. 
There’s nothing to do here and not a lot happens.
Except for that one time a few years back when that man came down from Tucson. He was on the run for something or other. He took a family hostage but...

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Fractions

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Dianne (United States) published:

A Pause

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The best conversations we had were when I was alone
and you stayed in my mind like a flower in a vase.
When we’re together, I’m looking for exits and escapes.
Not on purpose, on habit, the way I chew my nails
I waited too long for him to ask 
the specific questions I so badly wanted to answer.
I want to wear blue eyeshadow and never speak again 
Or give speeches to millions and tuck flowers behind my ear. ...

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10 months ago

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Dianne (United States) published:

Butterfly Dust

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It’s my job to make sure every person in the town sees these flyers. So they’re stapled to telephone poles, tucked into door frames, and some I let fly in the wind until they curl around unsuspecting ankles. 
  They say, “Tired of being a background character? Reclaim your life today! Renowned therapist will help you realize your dreams and potential!” There’s even a picture of a smiling Mr. Henry Morganson, my boss and the renowned therapist, although I’m not exactly...
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Dianne (United States) reviewed:

a river by my home.

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