Project Tag: Silk + Smoke Issue 1

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Umbrella

By Ardra Manasi Kawabuko’s lonely figurines aimlessly stare out of wool, cotton and satin, when the French critic hails for all to hear: “Le Magnifique.” One-eyed mannequins trade their half-glances for casual words of praise […]

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Marked

By Marisa Silva-Dunbar I wonder if wanting you will ever get easy.  I feel like you’ve already carved your initials into my shoulder—licked the blood clean. When will you let me mark you and make […]

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Beasts

By Erynn Pontius White horses don’t gallop on pavement streets, yet it was easy  to believe fairies  fluttered in and out  of window panes with teeth in their pockets.  If handed a green apple, don’t […]

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Pulp

By Sophie Cooney my heartbreak hangs heavy inside of me like an overripe fruit on a stringy bough I still feel the weight there when I breathe as though I would burst at the seams […]

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Shadow

By Hannah Wright I was once a slave to my sight. I creased my eyes, creating crinkles of sunbeams, and got lost in the labyrinth of whorls on my fingertips. I spent hours fascinated by […]

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is/isn’t

By Kyla Houbolt ‘Lightning results from the tension between what is and what should be’  – Jarod K. Anderson argue to bring more lightning for all of the world  and heaven too is stolen, stolen […]

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Ungrounded

By Sarah Little This town has become a skin that has shrunk, becoming too small for my body.  The apartment around me is tedious, the people have become shadows enshrouded in averageness. I’m not home. […]

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Schattenheim

By Robert Boucheron      Hidden away in the Black Forest region of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany, the walled city of Schattenheim survives intact from the Middle Ages. Unlike Avila, Carcassonne, and San Gimignano, and the better-known […]

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Wild Horses

By Dani Holway our hearts are beating backwards- clam-cold and calloused, comforting, your fingers drip down my honey hair like wax, bursting forth on leaded heels and hooves, restless tides from a wretched waning moon […]

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Blood Geometry

By Jocelyn Krull White tiles, white walls, windows overlooking a seventh-story view of a sun-bleached city. White incandescent bulbs buzzed over him and his white jacket as he reached for the scalpel glistening like a […]

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Balance

By Sara Kelly Lady of Scales,  your heart’s yearn  for that not tangible.  Winter wishes,  wound a balanced soul. Isn’t it true;  desire which  cannot be held  in the palm  of a sure hand?  The […]

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Pelt

By Hannah Nicholson  That night I was woken by the moonlight streaming in through our bedroom window, illuminating me as I lay mulling over what I was about to do. I turned gently over and […]

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A Ghost Escapes

By Kristin Garth which hides inside eyelids, an armoire — grown, alone, his captive hidden, destiny unknown, eerily familiar — cloned bones,  solipsistic moans, the iniquities  of phantasms, ascension through ribcage  first time behind pine […]