janevra

Canada

is it the sea you hear in me,
its dissatisfactions?

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janevra (Canada) published:

vaccine (help please!)

FREE WRITING

i.
on the way to the pharmacy       i twist the tines
of a plastic fork   in the flesh below my shoulder
to       acclimate myself         yearly

in the parking lot, lilting feet sunken in slush / aphrodite
on her pillow of seafoam      pink-faced parallels    
broken-haired       glass-eyed       mute aphrodisiac

before we left     mother nipped my rosebud nails
too short     as a form of disarmament
princess howled at the sight of her      stubby
musician’s fingers & they bled    thin
taffeta ribbons into the...

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janevra (Canada) published:

The Girl Pharaoh

PROMPT: Historical Fiction Competition 2020

A servant in a square-necked linen dress sets an alabaster platter with a soft-boiled quail egg and some wrinkled grapes beside my bed.

“Your breakfast, Mistress Selene,” she says mechanically. Her eyes, lined with a greasy Kohl, watch blankly.

I don’t know her name and I don’t want to. I treat my mother’s servants with the same professional coldness they show me. It’s been exactly one week since I lost my mother in the Battle of Actium, but this palace,...

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janevra (Canada) published:

artificially blue, deadly & other qualities of bad hiding places

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2020

the water is saltier than you expect.
quieter too; silence is one shivering note building painfully behind one’s ears. i shrugged on the blue like one of my mother's cashmere sweaters. she hasn't noticed where i am yet- nobody has. she'd better find me soon: i want to see her mouth form that glossy strawberry "O", but i can't hold this breath much longer.
i tap on the glass and wave at passing pearl-eyed people.
mouths are cupped in horror,...

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