November 20, 2019
“God, if that man grabs my shoulder again, I’m going to put him in the ground,” Michelle smiled and waved to an investor, talking through grit teeth.
“Looks like I was right to buy you those Tae Kwon Do classes,” Miles laughed, plucking her empty glass from he...
October 19, 2019
Tracing Occult Pasts: Language and Our Understanding of
Pre-Christian Pagan Practices
Dr. Michelle Rubinova Spotleva, PhD
First Published October, 2019
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies - Harvard Press
Through recent restoration and translation methodo...
December 9, 2018
Photo by Victoria Priola, SI Advance
"The future is not a straight line. There are many different pathways. We must try to decide that future for ourselves."
There is a ill wind blowing
Maybe you feel it too
Strange people are on the rise
One day they're gonn...
November 29, 2018
Chapter 9 Excerpt - Liv picks some low-hanging fruit at the comic shop where Sammy works.
She arrived too early to pick Sammy up from her shift at the comic shop, so she parked and strolled down the avenue for a soda. The days of the week had blurred together for her, n...
November 10, 2018
"There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, 'Morning, boys, how's the water?'
And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other a...
October 9, 2018
The breath between twenty years
That same breath tonight
We'll always betray ourselves
Always hold back time
“We all have rituals,” my friend said, absently digging around the sides of her cup with her spoon. We sat tucked in a corner of Amorino, and it was growing dark...
September 30, 2018
Sun is up and the day goes right for me
I'm moving up in a way that's rightfully
Ringing out yeah, your day calls out to me
I'm moving up, can't contain the light I see
All around me the air sings infinity
Chin is up and the scene is on to me
Coffee cup and I'm sailin...
September 28, 2018
***Please be advised that the following post may contain descriptions of self-harm that may upset certain readers.***
On my ferry ride home, I’m lulled into sleepiness by the boat’s rocking over choppy waves. Thoughtlessly, I’ve smeared ink down the page of my book. A...
September 26, 2018
So it rained that day
The day I gave it all away
And I never thought it would
When the morning looked so good
Tickets were booked for California, I explained to my mother over the phone. I was calm.
"But you two looked so good together," my mother sighed over the phone...
September 24, 2018
Things I will miss about New York when I leave:
1. Subway rats - these fuckers can thrive in one of the most in...
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