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Counters | Fiction

Counters | Fiction

Our reward for finishing chores are in dinged up plastic cases from the library. The movies star talking dogs, rarely dinosaurs. They have funny white lesbians instead of Jim Carey or Eddie Murphy. We’ll watch the other movies at friends’ houses later....
No Guarantees | Fiction

No Guarantees | Fiction

**TW: mentions of violence against LGBTQ people and people of color**   Rodney held the papers up to his face next to the bulb dangling above the kitchen table to read the fine points of terminating parental rights and responsibilities. In the murky glow, his...
Somewhat A Woman | Nonfiction

Somewhat A Woman | Nonfiction

To Have Children or Not to Have Children? I have many memories etched into my brain about growing up as a girl in the rural South. My best friends and I had sleepovers creating intricate setups revolving around limp baby dolls—as helpless as real babies. At my...
Cuss Words | Fiction

Cuss Words | Fiction

Alabama summers were a physical thing, heat and humidity so unrelenting that most folks would’ve cussed it if they’d had the energy. On the hottest days, it was best just to pull the curtains closed, stand in front of an air conditioning vent and sip on sweet tea. But...

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