Book Review: Trajelon By Alyssa Marie Bethancourt

Disclaimer: I received a copy of Trajelon in exchange for a review. While I attempt to keep my reviews as fair and unbiased as possible, it is important to note that I received this copy as a gift and read it in two sittings while traveling to/from Seattle while planning our upcoming move. Also, IContinue reading “Book Review: Trajelon By Alyssa Marie Bethancourt”

Bones – A Poem

Content warning: may be triggering to those that are experiencing emotional or traumatic struggles. Reader discretion is advised. She started smoking againFeeling bones by finger curlsAnd the nauseating hungerFor someone to understandThe hard lumps under skinAnd the satisfaction of a visible scapulaUnder the crushing, suffocating, smotheringWeight of ten poundsAgainst the pull of Earth’s gravitational forceWhenContinue reading “Bones – A Poem”

How To Shop For A Sextant Online During A Global Pandemic

Or… Shopping For My Spouse’s Birthday Gift I shake my head and stare at the screen. “I want to feel the brass and hold it. Feel the movement of each piece and know I’ll be able to calibrate it for him,” I whine to the cat. The autumn winds blowing down from Alaska drown outContinue reading “How To Shop For A Sextant Online During A Global Pandemic”

A Draft Excerpt From “Little Earthquakes In The Sea”: Time For Goodbye

Content Warning: this piece discusses the death of a child and is based on a true story that took place almost a hundred years ago. For those wishing for a soundtrack while reading, I recommend this. It rained that day in Bonaventure. The men in linen raincoats slicked with wet wax pried her blue andContinue reading “A Draft Excerpt From “Little Earthquakes In The Sea”: Time For Goodbye”