And_The_Stars_Laughed

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she/her || infj || christian || daydreamer || fond of sunrises & a good book ||

community ambassador alumni [summer 2020]

to live is to be hesitant.

Message from Writer

“In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night . . . You--only you--will have stars that can laugh! "
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)

"She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."
~ Proverbs 31:25

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Ventriloquism

PROMPT: Historical Fiction Competition 2020

The first time I saw Elsie she was skating on the moon. 

Cold out here, I said to her. Snow’s all thick and wet like lard.

Elsie blinked. She stopped spinning; fell right there and cracked a crater in the ice. 

“Yes,” she whispered, sopping wet and waterlogged, arms flapping, fluttering. “Yes,” she whispered, softer this time as she slid back onto the surface of the moon, and looked straight up at me.

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The second time I saw Elsie...

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shattering infinity

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**trigger warning: mentions of systematic racism, violence

her street is stock-still like stagnant summer air, 
humid like a thunderstorm morning. sometimes 
she wants to run ten miles just to break the wind.

& when she looks down at her hands she wonders
if it’s possible to be trapped inside of her own body,
trapped inside a house that isn’t quite a home.

& she has her mother’s eyes. real deep & blue
& bright, for her childhood was plain...

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