All The Lonely People /// a poetic flash fiction

tw: childhood (sexual) abuse, PTSD/mental illness There’s a ringing in the air that she can’t quite placea little everywhere, every moment, when she turns her headhere and there, like the calm before the storm, like the risingof a quake, the seismographic shake, and it follows, follows, follows— She is twenty-nine years old; she works at … Continue reading All The Lonely People /// a poetic flash fiction

Chapter 18: Nightshade Pupils

CW: implied-but-clear transmisogyny/homophobia, bullying, violence, implied sexual assault, ableism, racism/colorism/anti-indigeneity (sort of ticks all the boxes) The last polio epidemic to sweep Elessa was from 1896-1898. To the horror of manor families, proletariat and disenfranchised alike, however, the Judge showed a shocking lack of interest in slowing its spread. Rather than using the emergency powers … Continue reading Chapter 18: Nightshade Pupils