Posts Tagged "Kristi DeMeester"

The Lightning Bird

by on Sep 26, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

4,700 Words Gable began turning into a bird at night two days after her mother died. “Gable is a boy’s name,” one of the grandmothers said and turned her teacup in gnarled hands. A dark wart hung from her left eye, and Gable thought of snatching it between her fingers and dropping it...

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Mothers Who Consume

by on Jul 13, 2017 in Nonfiction | 1 comment

I don’t remember the first time I caught my mother in a lie. There are years and enough broken truth to construct something that used to look like my life in between then and now. I think about the girl child I was often. I think how I would like to steal into her room in the middle of...

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Damnatio Ad Beastias

by on Oct 4, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

7,000 Words The blue pills came first. Robin’s egg blue and smelling faintly chemical when Madeline opened the bottle. Then yellow, and a green the color of scum that grew on the pond her landlord called a “water feature.” Finally, a striated capsule all violet and cream. Madeline had...

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