OAK II

Overwhelming sadness Those coiled whispers softly woven Promises unending Torn away Savaged Slipped away as dust to the weeds.

SHIVER

It starts with a hand at the nape of your neck. That hand rests there for a while, perhaps letting a thumb gently move over the curve, just enough to

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Remember how my Heartbeat was the Muse to your skin Before you tore Through us and Left us for dead How I went Supernova and Scorched you so You were

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I remember whenThe hair on your skinWas the shiverOver the nape of my neckUntil I tore it awayAnd let it bleed outSo your rotten coreFell openAnd everyone saw you.

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A dull t h u d against the wallFollowed byLow moansAndFrantic grapplingStruggling withHandfuls of fleshNeeding to holdEverythingAll at onceBeforeOne r i p s through the otherLeaving themTorn asunderFlaunted b l

NewSkin

How many of us truly notice ads for new beauty products anymore? It seems that like toothpaste, a new and improved formula using an obscure substance is released every other week, with promises to revitalise youth and reduce wrinkles etc. My boyfriend, being the lovable but slightly-obsessed-with-his-appearance-fellow that he is, Continue Reading

SNAILS

Part two. You know those really popular snail jelly sheet masks from Korea that are all the rage right now? If you’re into advanced skin care, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Depending on where you are in the world, depends on how easy they are to get your hands Continue Reading

SHIVER

It starts with a hand at the nape of your neck. That hand rests there for a while, perhaps letting a thumb gently move over the curve, just enough to make you jolt slightly. Maybe your teeth drag over your lower lip, your eyes rolling back in your head. You Continue Reading

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Remember how my Heartbeat was the Muse to your skin Before you tore Through us and Left us for dead How I went Supernova and Scorched you so You were hollow And empty and Cleft.

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I remember whenThe hair on your skinWas the shiverOver the nape of my neckUntil I tore it awayAnd let it bleed outSo your rotten coreFell openAnd everyone saw you.

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A dull t h u d against the wallFollowed byLow moansAndFrantic grapplingStruggling withHandfuls of fleshNeeding to holdEverythingAll at onceBeforeOne r i p s through the otherLeaving themTorn asunderFlaunted b l e e d i n gLikeAn openBook.

PARASITE: Lex Talionis

Link to part two PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION:  The following are accounts from what we believe is the Primary Case in a parasitic epidemic. Emma: I have to write this down because then it gives credence to this hell. I am thankful for the protection and treatment Public Health afforded me, Continue Reading

S H A T T E R

She could have sworn she turned off the television set before she’d gone to bed the night before. Her brow furrowed as she stood in front of it, stooping down, moving closer. Something definitely didn’t seem right. Her mother wasn’t up yet, so it couldn’t have been her–and she definitely remembered switching Continue Reading