Power of the Pen
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Power of the Pen

Strange Female Specimens

Original Collage by Meghan Ferrin

Her neon earrings glowed, cheery in the sun.

“I wore boring every day of my life for your father,” she announced when, surprised, I complimented the bright geometry. “Every day. He didn’t approve of loudness.”

The memory of his shush — a harsh, piercing hiss between his molars to quiet us — ghosts across my nape.

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