• Taylor K commented on the post, oil 5 years, 3 months ago

    The harder I scrub, the more you spread. You sink in my pores, unfurl and wrap around my fingers and wrists as I vigorously shake and scrap and tear at my skin in futile attempts to stop the suffocating stick of you from embedding itself in my skin, my tissue, my bones. My fragile arteries betray me and bring your poison to the pulsating meaty…[Read more]

  • Taylor K commented on the post, lemon 5 years, 3 months ago

    I roll the puckered, wilted lemon between my hand and let the bitter juice trickle down my fingers. It runs down my wrists, wrapping around my arms in tangled, viscous vines.
    It’s hot. So hot. The humid day bears down on my chest, the air thick with smog the colour of leftover cereal milk. There is no sounds, there is no movement. Even the grass…[Read more]

  • Taylor K commented on the post, afraid 6 years, 5 months ago

    Forgive my inconstant mind as it rolls and runs and tumbles away with the idea of the thing that my heart holds on to so tightly. Wait for my shallow conscious to feel guilt and you’ll never be satisfied by the […]

  • Taylor K commented on the post, together 6 years, 5 months ago

    It’s always better when we’re together.

  • Taylor K commented on the post, alive 6 years, 5 months ago

    “This place is dead. Dead and awful. And you are too. A fake. An illusion.”
    So take you’re suede shoe, and try to leave. I hope you don’t find the other, that way, perhaps, you don’t get very far. Perhaps, […]

  • Taylor K commented on the post, lodge 6 years, 9 months ago

    They found the bullet lodged in her forehead, dead centre. The coroner said if it had been a millimetre higher, the bullet may have only skimmed the frontal lobe, and she may have lived, with only some minor nerve […]

  • Taylor K commented on the post, calling 6 years, 9 months ago

    He was calling me, over and over again. Five times. Six. Eleven. Twelve. The screen would light up, and the cell phone would rotate with each vibration before the call went to voicemail. Before the screen even had […]

  • Taylor K commented on the post, backspace 6 years, 9 months ago

    You had a tendency to erase everything if you decided you didn’t like it. Once, after writing nearly thirty seven pages of a story that had come to you on a whim, you stood up and threw your laptop out the […]

  • Taylor K commented on the post, hallowed 6 years, 9 months ago

    He walk along the hallowed rows of the tombstones, hardly hesitating to take the time and read the names of the dead, only softly brushing his fingertips along each mounted grave. Some were so old that they seemed […]

  • Taylor K commented on the post, alibi 6 years, 9 months ago

    His alibi was that he was with me. That he was beside me, in bed, at two am on Tuesday morning, in our apartment on West Street and Third, on the fourth floor in room 452b. He was on the left side, and I was on […]

  • Taylor K commented on the post, scorn 6 years, 10 months ago

    “What did I do?”
    I used to think that it was my actions that defined me, that mattered. I thought that was how everyone judged me too; on the things that I said, I did, on how I acted. In the way I pronounce my […]

  • Taylor K commented on the post, sound 6 years, 10 months ago

    The sound of your voice is all I want to hear, all day long. Speaking to me, singing to me, whispering in my ear, or yelling at me across oceans. Even if they terrible things. Even if the terrible tales, are the […]

  • Taylor K commented on the post, sound 6 years, 10 months ago

    There are things I am certain of. They are the kinds of things that really everyone knows; the sky is blue, the grass is green, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, and the longest word in the english […]

  • Taylor K commented on the post, slight 6 years, 10 months ago

    It was only a slight difference that gave him away. I suppose I could have let it slide, pretended not notice it. But I am a pessimist. I notice everything, and I never let it go. And it really is that one […]

  • Taylor K commented on the post, sunglasses 6 years, 10 months ago

    She flung the gaudy sunglasses into the back of the decrepit Volvo, and flashed her Firetruck Red No. 4 lips at me. Well, actually, there was no “No. 4” at the end of the name, it was really just “Firetruck Red” […]

  • Taylor K commented on the post, earring 6 years, 10 months ago

    The girl with a pearl earring, the girl who’s existence remained confined within the walls of a silvery, slimy oyster. But her ears had the soft curves of a conch shells, and her eyes were as deep and wide as […]

  • Taylor K commented on the post, entice 6 years, 10 months ago

    I was never one to be tempted by their chiseled faces, perfect features, and Crest Whitening Strip smiles. Nor did I ever succumb to those pretty packaged lies they would use to lure me into their beds, that would […]

  • Taylor K commented on the post, rattle 6 years, 10 months ago

    I always know when he was near. I could hear the rattle of spare change in his pocket. Sometimes, if I was quick, this gave me just enough time to duck into a class room, or run up the nearest stairwell. But […]

  • Taylor K commented on the post, puddle 6 years, 10 months ago

    When we were kids we jumped in puddles, we aimed to disturbed the small peaceful glass-like surface; so we could watch something so perfect explode, so we could feel the spray of pavement water dampen out corduroy […]

  • Taylor K commented on the post, heartache 6 years, 10 months ago

    Heartache. Why do they call it that? My heart doesn’t feel anything at all. It’s an organ. A bloody clump of tissue that pumps blood in and out and around.
    You’re a headache, just a headache. A migraine maybe. […]