Bits & Bones
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Bits & Bones

Bad Behaviors

Prose from SHS.

Photo by David Taffet on Unsplash, edited by Slaidey Valheim.

Bad behaviors like children in backyards
tucked away out of sightlines
push each other back and forth,
nudges into shoves,
playful swats into curled fists.

Escalation comes naturally
until they’ve lost track of how they got so
bruised and bloody.



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Slaidey Valheim

Slaidey Valheim

A writer of brutally honest non-fiction and gritty short stories. Posts every Monday and Wednesday! Support/follow her @