HalfDrawnSquirrelsWithSquigglyLines

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Pronunciation

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    Piles of paper were stacked on the washing machine. They were little strips of different colours, the sort usually folded to make origami stars. The laundry room was scented with lavender clothing detergent and Quing-Li’s pineapple air freshener. Today should have been my washing day, but the appliance was humming and happily gurgling with my roommate’s load. To be fair to her, the clock had recently struck eight. If I were a stickler for laundry privileges, that would mean...

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i left a dream in the Walmart parking lot

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and watched it grow on alabaster receipts,
munching price tags from camo t-shirts

went home with its teeth clamped around my wrist
leading my weary bones to the scuttled corner
where lay angry, taut strings and a hollow wooden heart

i let it consume me until i was left empty

my fingertips leaving bruises on its neck,
i swirled the cirrus clouds into midnight half notes,
swallowed ocean air to taste the beginning of a chorus- 

how raw the dream...

2 months ago

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HalfDrawnSquirrelsWithSquigglyLines (United States) published:

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It took a whistling tune to make those bloated lungs ease into silence.

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Knitting needles pressed their metallic forms into a symphony, the final note producing a blanket in pink.

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The land of mother and father, grandmothers and great-uncles, unreachable without great, white wings.

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Seated in the high chair, meals constructed from chopped apples and salty rice.

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The weight of a mere body in the vacant master bedroom.

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Words laid like crusted corpses across...

3 months ago

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Prayer

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There’s a crying janamaaz crumpled in 
the rightmost drawer,
tucked away
in the ribcage of my bed.

I sleep through mornings as its tassels turn into tears,
its fibres into a crusted canvas for stray dust
and beckoning calls.

In the evenings before reunions,
when my long shadow is gifted company
the janamaaz is an ironing table,
The flat metal palm burns
drooling pasts
with the setting on wool.

My eyes are on the ceiling, but there’s steam 
dripping down...

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HalfDrawnSquirrelsWithSquigglyLines (United States) published:

The Transcendential Beauty of Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys

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    From the first page, author Maggie Stiefvater invites the reader into travelling the gloomy roads and hearty trees of rural Henrietta with their eyes wide open. A YA fantasy novel following Blue Sargent, cursed to kill her one true love with a kiss, the Raven Boys offers a delightful twist to exploring friendships and edging into the supernatural. 

    Despite being the only resident of 300 Fox Way without psychic abilities, Blue's personality is vivid from the prologue and every chapter...

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