confuse crowd

  feeling the hardening tableau of disappointment of annoyance — failure — rejection — that a cocktail of curiosity and kindness produces; in the spine of intimacy sinovial fluid tripped on some disks and blurted out buttery mucousum ad nauseam and the heady feeling of a wrong plastered on fingertips and fingerprints of a conversation;Continue reading “confuse crowd”

A student, on discovering a drawing on the white board, raises the eraser with one hand…

Originally posted on Etches of Ink and Light:
A student, on discovering a drawing on the white board, raises the eraser with one hand to erase the colours out of existence, this drawing of a butterfly, with wings teeming with inscriptions, perched on a twirling leaf. He looks at me, “I will erase this,” and…

You Don’t Have To Be Pretty – On YA Fiction And Beauty As A Priority

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
“I’m not trying to be self-deprecating,” I say, “I just don’t get it. I’m younger. I’m not pretty. I –” He laughs, a deep laugh that sounds like it came from deep inside him, and touches his lips to my temple. “Don’t pretend,” I say breathily. “You know I’m…