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Birthday Eve

Today I feel self-important. I feel vain. I also feel wonderful, and excited, and free. And the mix of both is making me sick. Every emotion that one can have the night before their eighteenth birthday is brewing in my stomach and frying up my lungs, punished as they’re waiting for the verdict come tomorrow. I don’t know why I’m so nervous for something I’ve … Continue reading Birthday Eve

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I Become Kitt, Ch. 9: Collected

KITT (5 YEARS LATER) On the boat ride back home from the island, everyone is silenced by intoxicating bliss. Five years ago, we were small children, lost and looking for home. What we found instead was something resembling it, and we’ve learned to live as it’s imposters. Now, we truly had become the same to each other. Something resembling home. I sleep soundly in that … Continue reading I Become Kitt, Ch. 9: Collected