Bits & Bones
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Bits & Bones

Forced Roles

Prose from SHS.

Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash, edited by Slaidey Valheim.

Oddly, the sickest thing
about slipping the promise ring on my finger
for the last time
was that I fantasized
where he’d be in my wedding
if he wasn’t the groom.

If my experiment
wearing the ring to rekindle my affections
didn’t work,
and I still couldn’t…



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Slaidey Valheim

Slaidey Valheim

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