kittensnake

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kittensnake (United States) published:

Nighthawks

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Pour me a cup of coffee 
as we exchange watered-down words
and the man across from us waits
for clarity
In this sugar-coated night
there’s no need for extra packets

Pretend that you are young
again with me
When the server calls out “Mrs.”
you didn’t correct him
Maybe I’ll leave room for cream

Play with your words 
after we leave
so they stumble over my chin
and lift the brim of your fedora
Walking down green streets
shadows intertwining...

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kittensnake (United States) published:

Human bodies with paper hearts; Alternating between podcast and personality in Courtney Summers’ Sadie

PROMPT: Book Review Competition 2021

Is it trivial or cathartic how life stories can be told in eight episodes? Through radios and televisions, personality traits are sifted down into a few words. People become characters: rich socialite, boy next door, high-school dropout, stoner, loner, and hero. Courtney Summers’ Sadie introduces a 19-year-old girl with a body “sharp enough to cut glass”, believing appearances “can be a beautiful deception” (Loc. 359). But, her life weaves into a podcast for all of America to construe into teen...

8 months ago

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kittensnake (United States) published:

Swimming in Suburban Decay

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2020

    Eyelids to the sky, arms motionless and hair slicked across her chin, like the stick and poke snake on my forearm. Both had dim origins, the tattoo and the tween lying on concrete. That was how I met the girl for the first time, followed by a second time on the eight o'clock news as Morana Novak. One styrofoam cup clammed into the crevice of her tiny hand, tipping out all the water that had come from the...

10 months ago

kittensnake (United States) published:

Swimming in Suburban Decay

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2020

    Eyelids to the sky, arms motionless and hair slicked across her chin, like the stick and poke snake on my forearm. Both had dim origins, the tattoo and the tween lying on concrete. That was how I met the girl for the first time, followed by a second time on the eight o'clock news as Morana Novak. One styrofoam cup clammed into the crevice of her tiny hand, tipping out all the water that had come from the...

10 months ago

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kittensnake (United States) published:

Our Hands

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2020

Nightly, he indulges in the rhythm of my breath, the cacophony of dreams. Waking me up while wanting to put me back to sleep.
Again, there’s arsenic in my coffee, which I only drink black. Ignoring the smell, I ask about visiting Cecilia.
“I was going to make dinner tonight.” His eyes daggered. 
“No.”
“You’re not leaving.” 
I lift the cup and bring it down in pieces that splinter my hands. He clutches his wrist, in agony, then fear. Finding...

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Flash Fiction Competition: Drowning

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2020

I feel like it would be so interesting if Noel's brother also happened to be the narrator's ex-boyfriend, or someone related to the narrator's life.

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