It is an axiom since you can remember:
Boys don’t cry.
Girls don’t swear.
So you bite your lip when hurt wells up inside
and you bite your tongue when you want to scream aloud
until you forget to remember what it’s like
to be you
and live like you own your soul.
But I say let your eyes grow foggy with the mist that chokes you up
Let your mouth run wild and scream “fuck you” through bare teeth
Let the soft, tender side that’s grown moldy
-kept in the dark as it has been-
Peer into the sunlight
Let the angry, furious fire you’ve smothered
in one long, agonizing keeping of your breath
Burn its way to the surface
You are allowed to feel.
You are allowed to be.
So feel. And be.
And every so often, let your body shake with the torrent of your tears,
Flip a finger with a vicious smile at the keepers of tradition.
You are allowed that, too.
Motherhood – Part II This is your body soft like a pillow like the place she would want to lay her head and dream how easy to make her smile with the fullness of your curves This is your body its scars make up a map she reads like Braille this is where […]
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It is out, it is loaded and it is shiny! The third volume in the SDS series is finally here, with sixteen stories that will satisfy all tastes. You can buy it on Amazon as an eBook or a paperback. …
Source: Seven Deadly Sins, A YA Anthology – Envy available as an eBook and paperback on Amazon
I was having a discussion with my husband the other day about envy. He claimed all people are envious of others. Always. It doesn’t have to be malicious or turn into an obsession that will slowly but surely eat away at the host of the envious parasite, but it’s there. It might be just the fact that your neigbour has a better apartment than you. Or that your colleague travels all over the world. Or that a friend has more free time to spend with his family. The question is, do you let these thoughts become obessions, or let them pass knowing that you are actually very happy with your life?
It was a good discussion. Much unlike the one we had yesterday when I told him how devastated I was about a recent rejection I received. His answer was “You know, a lot of people write.”
Not all conversations are hits obviously.
Today though, I get to forget about how difficult writing is sometimes, because I can finally share with you the cover for the Envy Volume of Seven Deadly Sins – A YA Anthology—a love project by Scribophile writers. It is done once again by Luke Spooner, a.k.a. Carrion House and looks just as gorgeous as the other two.
This volume contains sixteen great stories, written by new, as well as some writers you might recognize from previous volumes, and I’m not exaggarating when I say it has it all: cavemen, ghosts, humans, selkies…take your pick!
The release date will be announced soon, but until then, feast your eyes on this!