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Flower and Butterfly

Flower and Butterfly by Theodora Goss It was lovely while it lasted, said the flower. For an hour, I had your company. But the butterfly did not answer. She flitted away silently. There were more flowers in the field, all … Continue reading

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In the Night

In the Night by Theodora Goss I wake in the middle of the night, afraid of the dark, afraid of the hours ahead, of everything but death, which somehow does not frighten me compared to the depth of the ocean, … Continue reading

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A Conversation

A Conversation by Theodora Goss I think of you whenever I walk by puddles, I told him. That was because he is always drawn to reflective surfaces: pools, ponds, lakes, mirrors, windows. I think he is constantly looking for, and … Continue reading

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Christmas Night

Christmas Night by Theodora Goss In the cold, dark night, a woman is giving birth. She is young and beautiful, not much more than a child herself, and all the stars are looking down to watch this event, the most … Continue reading

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The Haunting

The Haunting by Theodora Goss Since you have gone away, I seem to see your face in all the places that I knew before we met. A wind blows through the birches, stirring their leaves, the color of your eyes. … Continue reading

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Your Letters

Your Letters by Theodora Goss You said you write me letters in your head. Of course I never read them: they’re addressed to her, the other me who also lives inside your head, more perfect than I could be, prettier, … Continue reading

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What the Ogre Said

What the Ogre Said by Theodora Goss Call to the willow, the willow replies: the little frogs’ eyes watch you, my darling, beneath the gray skies, watch from the hollow, liquid and yellow, like jonquils, all guarding my own pretty … Continue reading

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