Inkwell Spotlight: When Dogs Bark

They had everything to say to each other, but silence permeated the room. It wore heavily on the young couple, the dark circles darkening and the sore, sore muscles growing more rigid with time or age,...

Inkwell Spotlight: Growing Up

sickly green and sticky red white lights and creaking stairs growing up and going down responsibility drowning and heart mending knowledge of an impossible acts fiercely   days pass...

Inkwell Spotlight: Fourteen Lies

Mount Everest isn’t the tallest mountain in the world. Your backbone is. The doctors spent a decade fixing your scoliosis.   You hang yourself out to dry by your fingers, only ceasing...

Inkwell Spotlight: Behold

Belle, defined is beautiful But I am more than what meets the eyes When hope deserts my life I persist When insecurities make camp in my thoughts I proceed I trod along, never looking back I put...

Invisible Me

The doctors thought his mother had given birth to a ghost. The hospital was in a mad panic. “What the hell do you mean you can’t see him?” his father muttered. For the first time in history, a boy had...

Blending

By blending the lines between illusion and reality, I realize the only guarantee is that manipulation will be a dying art form as others lost the gift of sight in the eye of the storm.   I...

Jane’s Not-So-Charasmatic Side

“When you try a new dish for the first time, and your friend asks you if you like it; often times you will pause, crinkle your brow in thought, and reply: ‘I’m trying to decide if I like it or not.’...