All Things – Kristiana Reed

Little girls are made of all things, not sugar or spice but grass stains and butterfly wings, cloudless days and lightning strikes, broken hearts and beating hearts, lemonade, cuts and bruises, calloused hands and equal wages, respect that’s given, love without conditions, honey and orange bitters, rights, opportunities and choices.   And little boys? Well,Continue reading All Things – Kristiana Reed

Good girls wish to matter – Candice Louisa Daquin

Good girls Don’t masturbate They don’t politely rub themselves for hours In the steam of locked bathrooms Where no one can hear their need Good girls Sit cross-legged, thighs touching, wondering why They feel bereft Reminded that sex and its pleasures Still considered a sin of sorts When in doubt show comportment Good girls don’tContinue reading Good girls wish to matter – Candice Louisa Daquin

Review of For You, Rowena (Kindra M. Austin) – Kristiana Reed

Austin made a gorgeous debut with Magpie in August so when asked to read and review For You, Rowena I was filled with excitement and trepidation. I imagine Austin is too, as her second novel releases, a dark departure from her first. There is little I can say which won’t spoil the narrative of thisContinue reading Review of For You, Rowena (Kindra M. Austin) – Kristiana Reed

How Low Can You Go? -Aurora Phoenix

you gather your henchmen close and closer they whose quals consist \in whole and part\ of oft-shriveled deified appendages and an omnipresent aptitude for grating self-aggrandizement.   you flaunt your petulant pedigree while maggots squirm on the flyleaf pearling slime on the stained glass aperture to your fears   I neither sway nor hold self-sameContinue reading How Low Can You Go? -Aurora Phoenix