glimmerless

unexpected intrusions of beauty

It’s Not Hard to Be a Hero

His daddy’s a hero. Everyone tells him so, but it doesn’t matter – he knows that already. He may only be six, but he’s not stupid. He knows his dad … Continue reading

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a few facts

I’m a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania studying English and counting down the days to joblessness / inevitable poverty perpetually missing boston, the citgo sign, crazy drivers, the charles … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

bloodstained

The people are the first to go. They cling to each other, eyes wide and terrified, as the acid rain flows through the streets, stained crimson and heavy with a … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

for Boston

There is a moment after every winding train ride from Philadelphia, after every eight-hour, traffic-laden bus ride back to Boston, when I step out of South Station and watch the … Continue reading

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3 Times You Believed

I. You’re six years old and at sleepaway camp for the first time, watching the clock on the wall go tick-tick-tick and trying not to panic. Suddenly, your eyes are … Continue reading

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breathe.

“Things to do today: Breathe in. Breathe out.” —   Ned Vizzini I have spent so many years teaching myself how to breathe that I sometimes forget why. Nose breathes in. … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Starlight

She’s about to die. It’s been a long battle, but she can feel it ending, feel the sickness roaring loud and victorious in her lungs. Her body shudders and her … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment