Heavenly Creatures

When I was 16, my guru gave me the name Sreejit and I immediately went to the courthouse to change it legally. Everyone in my school knew the reason for the change, so I didn’t have to explain it. When I joined the workforce, people would constantly ask me where my name came from and …

Gravity

By Apoetic1     My position is grave. Skin pinned to these walls that keep chanting “slave.” Spirit pulled low, in spite of my levity, as this world misbehaves. Hazy is the universe, with grief-stricken eyes and a heart without verse. Got these chains hanging on words ‘cause this “freedom’s” cursed. Light shines above. Face …

Dungeon Prompts: For What Would You Lie?

This week’s prompt is: For What Would You Lie?  “The worst part was that I had things I wanted to tell my mother, too many to count, but none of them would go down so easy. She’d been through too much, between my siters-I could not add to the weight. So instead, I did my …