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J.D. is a creative writer with a passion for writing screenplays and film making. He graduated from CSU Sacramento in Dec 2008 with a Bachelor's in English and a focus in creative writing. He has written several unpublished short stories, many poems and screenplays - both short and feature length. Many road blocks have impeded his creative vision:

Aug 23, 2011 - He was diagnosed with cancer. He had two surgeries and was on chemotherapy for almost six months. He is still recovering and spent that time focusing more on his writing. 

Aug 20, 2012 - He was rear ended on the freeway. Unfortunately, his favorite car (2002 Mazda Millenia) was totalled and his film that he was working on at the time was sabotaged by the actors he hired several days later. Fortunately, he walked away with some back pain and his life.

In the big scheme of things, all is much better now. He is now getting back into his first love - film. 

Politically, he is very socially liberal and indentifies most with Libertarian ideas. After years of soul searching in his younger days, J.D. identifies most with atheism, but has his own thoughts on spiritualty and existentialism; some of which can be seen in his poetry and other writings.

On his HubPages, you will see poetry and short stories with a lot of experimentation, a few short stories, various articles, maybe film/movie reviews and related writings. He plans to self publish a book of his work sometime in late 2013.

J.D. is always happy to have people read his work, and then question, comment, critique, interpret, cite or praise it. Please don't be afraid to follow if you like (or even don't like) what you read. Thanks. 

Update 8/19/2013 - as of August 2013, J.D. has finished a short film, "Evelyn," which he wrote, directed and edited. More information can be found at dontsmileproductions.com. Thanks! :)

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  • Insignificant - A short story by J.D. Flom
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    Insignificant - A short story by J.D. Flom

    2 years ago

    This short story is about an addict, down on his luck and dealing with some hard revelations. If you have any questions or criticism on it, please leave a comment and I will respond. Thanks!

  • The Choice to Refuse Service
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    The Choice to Refuse Service

    3 years ago

    The right to refuse service isn't really a right. Business owners can choose to refuse service, but really have no legal standing unless there is a safety issue or the reason is not from a choice.

  • Missionary
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    Missionary

    3 years ago

    I did this in response to a Flash Fiction challenge. I think I went over by about 49 words... I may edit it a bit more, but, here it is. Thanks for checking it out!

  • Arc
    2

    Arc

    3 years ago

    A vague poem about life, relationships and the fact that there's a lifespan to everything.

  • A Cat Named Jesus Christ
    3

    A Cat Named Jesus Christ

    3 years ago

    This is the first draft of a short story I wrote. It took me about a month and its an amalgamation of my thoughts and philosophy about the world around me as of late.

  • To Get High or Not To Get High
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    To Get High or Not To Get High

    4 years ago

    There are many pros and cons to marijuana use. This is my personal account of why I find it useful and why it should be legalized.

  • Is advice easier said than done?
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    Is advice easier said than done?

    4 years ago

    An essay that reflects my mistakes and thoughts on some recent advice I gave a friend about looking for work. Have you been giving qualified advice?

  • The Light of Sanity
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    The Light of Sanity

    4 years ago

    A poem about a person going crazy that I wrote back in 2010.

  • Mechanical Sandwich
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    Mechanical Sandwich

    4 years ago

    Wrote this poem a while back to play with form. It's short and kind of simple, highlighting the monotony of life. You can tell it's slightly dated by my pop-culture reference and modern themes.

  • Judgement Lapse
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    Judgement Lapse

    4 years ago

    A poem that reflects past mistakes and how to deal with them. Written February 2009.

  • Brothers
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    Brothers

    4 years ago

    This is another older poem; circa 2008. It was around a time that a certain group of people were getting voted on to ban the legality of their marriages, so it was more of a hypocritical statement I was trying to make.

  • After
    2

    After

    4 years ago

    I found a poem I wrote in April of 2007. It's one of the oldest ones I have found that I have written.

  • The Lake
    1

    The Lake

    4 years ago

    This is a very short story I wrote back in 2008 about a man at a lake and some problems he is having.

  • If Only
    1

    If Only

    4 years ago

    I poem on my reflections of my experiences over the last 7 months or so.

  • Reflections on Homosexuality in America
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    Reflections on Homosexuality in America

    4 years ago

    The following article/essay is simply my thoughts on the issue of homosexuality in America and the hold that religious (namely Christians) people have on it. The intent is not to change anyone's mind, but express why I...

  • Encounters
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    Encounters

    4 years ago

    A poem from an atheist point of view and having to deal with those of faith who disapprove.

  • Stealing vs. File Sharing
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    Stealing vs. File Sharing

    4 years ago

    Stealing vs. File Sharing.

  • The State of Things
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    The State of Things

    4 years ago

    That's right,a politically charged poem with a little attitude and fun rhyming. Enjoy!

  • Boredom
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    Boredom

    4 years ago

    A poem from a bored child's perspective, fantasizing about monsters coming alive and attacking the world!

  • Valentine's Eve
    2

    Valentine's Eve

    4 years ago

    A little valentine's poem I wrote. It's a bit dark and spiteful, so I titled it Valentine's Eve so as not to ruin the actual day! Happy Valentine's Day!

  • Out
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    Out

    4 years ago

    "Out" is a short story about a pair that simply had bad timing in life.

  • Tips to Avoid Road Rage
    2

    Tips to Avoid Road Rage

    4 years ago

    Several tips based on personal experience to help alleviate road rage for all parties.

  • Au Courant, Au Fait II
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    Au Courant, Au Fait II

    4 years ago

    Part 2 of 3 in an existential series of poems by J.D. Flom.

  • Poison Smile
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    Poison Smile

    5 years ago

    Cathartic last thoughts of a major break-up from a while back.

  • Hello Kitty
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    Hello Kitty

    5 years ago

    This is simply a therapeutic poem that needed to be written to give myself closure for a particular, personal event.

  • Au Courant, Au Fait
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    Au Courant, Au Fait

    4 years ago

    J.D. Flom wrote this as part 1 of 3 in an existential themed series of poems.

  • Solitude
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    Solitude

    5 years ago

    I've sat in this empty room, while time unravels wounds. I tried to burn away my regrets, but the ashes of my memories don’t forget. They regroup from stagnation; then, soon attack me, without hesitation. My eyes...

  • The Golden Argument
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    The Golden Argument

    5 years ago

    We argued from way across the bar; She slapped me, it wasn’t too hard; Stepped out for a piss; Then came back for a kiss; But she was gone with my keys and car. Walked around for about an hour; She was home...

  • Holding Hands
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    Holding Hands

    5 years ago

    Holding Hands: A love poem by J.D. Flom.

  • When it's Time
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    When it's Time

    5 years ago

    A poem about expected loss and preparing to deal with grieving.

  • This is Your Life
    1

    This is Your Life

    5 years ago

    Ever since I could remember, with little exception, I felt numb to everyone and everything. During my late teens when I was about seventeen years old and in my last year of high school, Chelsea transferred for the...

  • Hey, You!
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    Hey, You!

    5 years ago

    A lot more wordplay in this one. It's mostly nonsensical, but it sure is alliterative with some slant rhymes mashed in there. It was an experiment mostly.

  • Little Monsters
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    Little Monsters

    5 years ago

    A poem about sex and how physical it can get.

  • The Best Part of Waking Up
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    The Best Part of Waking Up

    5 years ago

    A poem about drinking coffee in the morning... or is it?

  • Four Days of Mason
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    Four Days of Mason

    5 years ago

    This is a short story I wrote a few years ago and has continued to be my own personal favorite. I decided to finally put it on hubpages. I love to hear feedback and comments about it so that I can continue to improve my...

  • Young Romance
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    Young Romance

    5 years ago

    Everybody’s tricky, Girls think boys are icky, Until she gets a hickey, And everything gets sticky, You take her out for chicky, It’s Greasy finger licky. At first she thought your lame, You must be...

  • Holes
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    Holes

    5 years ago

    I’ve been feeling a bit on the strange side lately. I looked at my friend Tom. We were platonic friends, for the past, I don’t know, six months? Has it really been six months? Maybe it’s been a year,...

  • Commute
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    Commute

    5 years ago

    Mental raping; Metal scraping, Upon high skies, Over high tides. Lanky, dreary, Sedentary; Gritty, snugly, Pretty ugly. In plain sight, With such great heights; She’s first up front, And she’s a...

  • Best to let Sleeping Dogs Lie
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    Best to let Sleeping Dogs Lie

    5 years ago

    I always thought that working around people thirty years my senior would yield a good chance of one of them kicking the bucket while I was still just a lowly assistant. I don’t know why I thought of death. Death!...

  • Ad Libitum
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    Ad Libitum

    5 years ago

    An interesting second person poem where the narrator is talking to himself. He is trying to get back on his feet after some terrible events have temporarily crippled his life.

  • Visage Tome
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    Visage Tome

    5 years ago

    Can't believe how big your little guy is getting, And I'll even pay them a dollar more for not sucking. I am the quiet in the storm; Anybody who tells you to be somewhere else is wrong. You and I wake up in a...

  • Dog Eyes
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    Dog Eyes

    5 years ago

    A poem from the point of view of a dog.

  • All in My Head
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    All in My Head

    5 years ago

    We all have dreams and aspirations of success.

  • Practice
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    Practice

    5 years ago

    A word play poem about a person longing for companionship but confused on how to go about it.

  • I had time for you
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    I had time for you

    5 years ago

    A poem reflecting about a relationship that was on the rocks and has since ended.

  • Lost in the City
    1

    Lost in the City

    5 years ago

    At some point, a while ago My aspirations began to flow. They broke from their thread, And left me for dead. I drank my Kool-Aid dry And I lowered my fly… Oh, there’s nothing to feel When nothing is...

  • The Power of a Greeting Card
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    The Power of a Greeting Card

    5 years ago

    Can a personalized greeting card make a difference to someone?

  • Five Healthy Salads with Five Ingredients
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    Five Healthy Salads with Five Ingredients

    4 years ago

    These are all salads I make on a semi-regular basis that are quick and easy to prepare. They have a low number of ingredients, including the salad dressing, and I have decided to share five, so there is one to eat for...

  • How to Drive in Sacramento
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    How to Drive in Sacramento

    6 years ago

    As a daily commuter in and around Sacramento, I have a lot of experience in the etiquette of the roads. There are a lot of little intricacies that aren’t really well known to anyone except other Sacramento...

  • Corporeal Feelings
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    Corporeal Feelings

    5 years ago

    Just a little love poem I wrote for an old flame in December of 2008 that I felt like posting to complete my 30 in 30.

  • Sammy
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    Sammy

    6 years ago

    A poem about my old dog. That's pretty much it.

  • Is it Morning?
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    Is it Morning?

    6 years ago

    Sleep seems so simple in concept. Insomnia sets in and it becomes impossible. Awake and annoyed, to be asleep is arduous. The mind melts and meticulously molds to memories, Forcing ferocious feelings fleeing to and...

  • Notes from a Day
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    Notes from a Day

    6 years ago

    This is mostly wordplay with some social commentary attached. Meant to be fun to read.

  • Static
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    Static

    6 years ago

    Infused with disbelief, I tried to recall: The once clean view from her window Is now obscured with an orchestra; A jumbled ensemble of laughter and crying. The lanky buildings beyond our reach Smirk at our...

  • Forgiveness
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    Forgiveness

    6 years ago

    Things were said, but I’m ambitious, The book you left, so nutritious. Read my lips, that was sarcastic, Anything else’d be fantastic. I picked it up, a bit annoyed, Morals and ethics sure were toyed....

  • How to Graciously Reduce your Social Circle
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    How to Graciously Reduce your Social Circle

    4 years ago

    So, you wanna ditch some friends, eh? Most people enjoy having giant social circles, but they aren’t always for everyone. Sometimes it’s too stressful and overwhelming to constantly keep up with so many...

  • Again and Again
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    Again and Again

    6 years ago

    Uprooted upon a mantle in time, I took hold, tightly gripping the moist dirt, And watched you grow old and die, again and again. It starts, sparse, and soon grows lush and leafy, And becomes herbal with...

  • Beyond The Wall
    1

    Beyond The Wall

    6 years ago

    Nerves tremble, apprehension sets in. I fight the urge to retreat. My anxiety-ridden eyes peak over the wall. I see an unobtainable circus of desire. Last time I reached for her... Poof! She...

  • Poetry isn't boring
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    Poetry isn't boring

    6 years ago

    Why must these be about life or death? Why can’t they be about my bad breath? I’m bored reading about love and sex, Or to the degree you hate your ex. Please oh please, give me something mundane; Please...

  • Old Friend
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    Old Friend

    6 years ago

    Summer was once coveted As a playful, youthful time When we laughed and ran And swam and played catch. We were all young pups, Eager to conquer the world. You fell out of a tree once, I tried to break...

  • Poor Man's Chili
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    Poor Man's Chili

    4 years ago

    I’m not sure if this qualifies quite as a recipe, as it is more of a guideline or suggestion. You will notice a lack of specific amounts to add to the recipe, and that is because it is entirely up to you. I call...

  • The Best Winery in Amador County
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    The Best Winery in Amador County

    4 years ago

    An editorial about a few great wineries in Amador County, CA. Written by J.D. Flom.

  • Office Romance
    4

    Office Romance

    6 years ago

    One day in spring, late last year, She was hired to work here. For this girl I did see, But she didn’t see me. I stepped up, offered to train, Eventually, I learned her name. She got it fast and...

  • Unnecessary Apologies – One Way To See Who Your Friends Really Are
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    Unnecessary Apologies – One Way To See Who Your Friends Really Are

    6 years ago

    First and foremost, people have a tendency to apologize for things that are out of their control. It’s okay to sympathize and empathize with people, and do so, sincerely. What you should not do is have a...

  • Tips for Completing a Screenplay
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    Tips for Completing a Screenplay

    6 years ago

    (This article can likely relate to other long and/or time consuming bodies of work, such as novels. Feel free to apply the ideas in this to your own writing, even if it isn’t a screenplay.) Often times,...

  • All Wet
    1

    All Wet

    6 years ago

    A love poem that uses water as a central theme. Written by J.D. Flom in 2009.

  • First time Wine Tasting (Etiquette)
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    First time Wine Tasting (Etiquette)

    4 years ago

    A general guide to beginning wine tasting written by J.D. Flom; an amateur wine connoisseur.

  • Enjoy the Little Things
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    Enjoy the Little Things

    6 years ago

    The fat cat saw the rat. As he held in a sneeze, The rat ate a crumb, And when he was done, He went for a slice of cheese! The fat cat fin’ly spat. He blew snot all about. The rat was...

  • How to pick out and pair a wine (for a non-connoisseur)
    1

    How to pick out and pair a wine (for a non-connoisseur)

    6 years ago

    Simply put, I really enjoy wine. I have my favorite varietals and favorite wineries for varying reasons. I love the entire process of oenology: the journey the grape goes through, the history behind each winery, the...

  • The Trophy Widow
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    The Trophy Widow

    6 years ago

    The once young trophy wife Was less of a Trophy, And not much of a wife. She’s still a person that’s good... Maybe lost her way a bit, But her intentions are good. Her husband loves her...

  • Seared Citrus Salmon with Mangocado Salad
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    Seared Citrus Salmon with Mangocado Salad

    4 years ago

    I don’t have many recipes that I came up with, but this is one I put together after trying to design a fish-mango-avocado dish to my own liking, as I think those three main ingredients are a recipe for...

  • Barbie Dolls
    3

    Barbie Dolls

    6 years ago

    When the walls waned And the mob muscled in With their boorish business, The girls were scared. When the size of their incisors Scared the scruff away From the lot of Harlots, The girls were mad....

  • Tips for a Beginning Writer
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    Tips for a Beginning Writer

    6 years ago

    Some of these might seem simple, but not everyone I have spoken with over the years knew about these tips. Over the years from school, writing for fun and professionally, these are some tips that I have learned that...

  • A Sorrowed Infusion
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    A Sorrowed Infusion

    5 years ago

    I’m hungry, but last night I took A needle and thread, then sewed My lips shut after the acidic mango Stung the open wound on my tongue. Why does trouble find me? My eyes follow the arc of morality. On the...

  • Accident I
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    Accident I

    6 years ago

    It’s dark. The air is muddled with car exhaust. And I see white headlights streak by; My window is down, and the wind is chilled, yet stale, And everyone has somewhere to be. I’m following...

  • Daughter Lost
    3

    Daughter Lost

    6 years ago

    A dark poem about a father coming to a stunning realization. Written by J.D. Flom.

  • From Selfish to Selfish
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    From Selfish to Selfish

    6 years ago

    A snake travelled all the way from Florida to California, to seek me out. Before we were acquainted, I was often Confused. Left to my own thoughts, I wondered “Who needs friends like...

  • Pastrami Sandwich
    4

    Pastrami Sandwich

    4 years ago

    A short story about a man, his failing marriage and his love for a good pastrami sandwich. Written by J.D. Flom.

  • Haunting
    2

    Haunting

    6 years ago

    Your amber liquid swirls around as you consider Another sip or stealing a glance from your beloved. She vacates; a cigarette rolls between her thumb and finger. Your companion, silent, still accompanies you. ...

  • Runaway
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    Runaway

    6 years ago

    At times, your heavy gaze encumbers me. My legs quiver, my knees wobble. My legs fold like a cheap card table And I crumble to the ground. What if I left, and Left everything behind? Possessions...

  • No Hands
    1

    No Hands

    6 years ago

    Who is controlling who in this world?

  • Blue Comfort
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    Blue Comfort

    6 years ago

    Step up. Blue is a brief bolster, As a hind holster. Stop, go, stop, go. Daily duplications of dizzying deploy. Dislike and alike. First time, many times, last time. Stay a while and...

  • But Here We Are Now
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    But Here We Are Now

    6 years ago

    A dusty red corpse sees Titan and Selene Orphaned or not? A septuplet orchestra Plays. It gives a rainbow of questions. A ricochet of Vigor and fortune To solo green goo. The fealty...

  • My Brother and the Waterfall
    1

    My Brother and the Waterfall

    6 years ago

    Yesterday, there was a security blanket In our eyes when we saw the lake. Splashing, falling… echoes. My younger brother and I jumped Into the pool of happiness. Cannonball, Swan Dive... memories. ...

  • Growed
    1

    Growed

    6 years ago

    Remember when we climbed the tallest tree With no hands, as we fell on splintered dreams? Remember when we backpacked in the back Of your head, as we yelped our sorrowed pleas? We embraced the suicide of our...

  • Friendship
    2

    Friendship

    6 years ago

    They look at me like I play with toys. I cannot stand the insolence I endure. They call me their friend? Ha. I’ve known no friend to be The subject spit from split-tongued sin, And spite-filled...

  • 12 February 2005
    1

    12 February 2005

    6 years ago

    Sparkling winter sweat Dripped from her nerves. Walking to an unforeseen Rendezvous with a stranger. A mutual decision of a public Arena of sorts where the Shadows of men and women Are constantly...

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