The Ocean Is Better Than Sex

She ravished me at 14 and I never looked back

a young woman rushes forwards into a crashing wave
Photo by Mohamed Nohassi on Unsplash

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

For a kid with a passion for swimming who grew up in the middle of the continent, the ocean always sounded like an…

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Danielle Loewen

Danielle Loewen

she/her | reader | queer feminist | recovering academic | body lover | gamer | poet & fabulist

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