Entries by Melissa Pierce

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Paper Cups and Paper Cuts

Love sits in folding chairs, packed trains, and idle thoughts waiting for a break in conversation Love sneaks a poem into your pocket that is destined to become a hard pearl of dryer lint; Love undercooks your steak and demands your praises. Everything bleeds out; Love paces, wandering the cracks in the hardwood floor questioning […]

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Ninja Parlor Tricks

It was a mistake to make a parlor trick of her wall walking, the ninja thought, now people thrilled at the silent sound of her footfall before she dispatch them. They died with delight in their eyes, her employers wouldn’t like that. Still, the party had been extremely edifying for the ninja. It was nice […]

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Your Protagonist is a Shadow

Your protagonist has a broken wing, your protagonist is dying, your protagonist is idolized by a race that lived in the edges of your shadow. Your protagonist is shadow, your protagonist eats shadow, your protagonist is a carnival of black auroras. Your protagonist is writers block. Your protagonist is writing. Your protagonist is flying. Your […]