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The Genesis by Miriam A. Averna

Estimated read time: 12 mins

Date: 2119

I’m going to have to kill myself.  I have no choice.

I know what you’re thinking: why bother reading on, investing in someone who has clearly given up on life? 2,517 more words

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Joanna hated the way they looked at her as she passed the cages. All pleading eyes and begging gasps. She couldn’t help them, even if she wanted to. 893 more words

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We preferred the geometry of the spheres to dating boys when we were 16.

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I’d had had one more than I should. Maybe two. Or three. I knew that. I mean, I wasn’t so far gone that I didn’t know that. 338 more words


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Kelesia listened intently as Aliyah described her harrowing months that she just endured. Kelesia, a seer, was able to see into her friend’s spirit and soul to discern what had brought her friend to her knees so quickly.  526 more words

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wish list

If I could spend the day doing as I wished
I’d spend it writing
A sonnet for your neck
An ode to your ass
A limerick for your grin… 21 more words


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