One way out

I fumble for the switch, slap it off. The only light is the flickering of the EXIT sign, staining her pink. I pretend these are your lips, your hands, your teeth digging into my skin. I let her take what is yours.


21 responses to “One way out

  1. I love the imagery of the exit sign. Nice!

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  2. Your words are so perfect. I am sad for the narrator.

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  3. I like the way you crafted it.

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  4. Jennifer G. Knoblock

    I love the exit sign, too…and all those word choices that bring out the savage tone.

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  5. Love me some badass writing!

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  6. Awesome writing!

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  7. I love your ability here to weave beautiful words into a scene that is gritty and raw and full of pain. The pink glow of the sign and the teeth in her skin make it real and immediate.

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  8. This brought to mind another song: Strangers/Lovers by Ibenyi. The chorus of which is “These days will be our last.” So I couldn’t help thinking that this was the narrator’s realization and she wouldn’t do it again until it was with the right person. I’m romantical that way.

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  9. Perfect title, too.

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  10. I definitely love your words and the image you’ve painted. Always enjoy reading your creativity!

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  11. Flawlessly crafted in 42 words. Always amazes me how you do it.

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