Unspoken Words

***trigger warning for physical abuse*** She colours her face so even her mother would not recognize her. The green dress slips over her body and hugs her. The waistline suffocates her, but only slightly. She twists to look at herself in the mirror, admiring the full red lips, the smoky, bright eyes, the low neckline … Continue reading Unspoken Words

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Dirty Sheets

In winter, in a small room, a man and a woman have been making love for hours. Exhausted from wringing out each other’s bodies, they collapse onto the mattress on the floor. The blankets beneath them are soaked through with sweat and cling to their bodies, giving little comfort. The woman will have to wash … Continue reading Dirty Sheets

Rerun

***an exercise on subtext i quite enjoyed written a while ago *** “Want to go out for supper tonight? I’ve been craving pizza all week.” “I just put water on. I was going to make Kraft Dinner and tuna.” She sighs. “Oh. Alright.” “Do you want tea?” he asks, wrapping his arm around her shoulder … Continue reading Rerun