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Child’s Play

Trattenbach is a small, conservative village in the province of Lower Austria, some sixty miles south of Vienna. Outside of the region, it is almost entirely unknown, and it likely…

Objects of Fire

In Berry Creek, it came in the middle of the night. In Paradise, at 8 a.m.—some people had already left for work; some weren’t yet awake. In the hills of…

Named Storm

Each phase of my childhood was marked by  the death of another child, but my parents didn’t worry much, and I spent summer afternoons  nowhere to be found.  It was the most useful thing I’d…

Side Quest

Non-exhaustive list of video games mentioned: Neo Cab Surgeon Simulator 2 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Amid the listlessness and trauma of summer 2020, I became a monster hunter. I’ve…

Crush

what’s the point of a crush that doesn’t ruin you —@clare 1. To apply Claude Lévi-Strauss’s structural anthropology, a crush is called a crush because it crushes you. A crush…

The Sad Side of Spring

Next to the ocean I know I am dying Early this morning The adjoining wall of our dreams Collapsed When I drive through A forest I don’t stop Come back to the city Smeared and nothing Gets it off I…