Stories tagged speak


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She can still be normal, says Momma, knowing my sister can’t hear, forgetting I can.

X, Chapter 13: Speak

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Mom was standing under the small archway between the kitchen and the living room, holding a mug of coffee in her hand. Since the chemo, her skin seemed to have evaporated, the blue and green of her veins were vivid through the cellophane of her skin.


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I’ve been silent for a long time. All my life, actually. And it never occurred to me whether or not that was a bad thing.

The Secret

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It was always your body that told so much -- lips working some secret out

Speak Softly, Tricky Man

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Snow fell against the windows casting shadows that danced like fireflies or flame—he couldn’t make out which for sure. He’d tumbled and bounced from balcony to balcony, the snow calming with the winds and gently falling, now.