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If you knew the art scene, then maybe you might know the name Bianca Sutteridge. I had heard she was quite the budding gallery artist in her twenties, but knowing those circles had never been a priority of mine with the whims of upper-crust city life.

I would have gone…

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In a village removed from the ways of courtly life, Henna might not have known anything about pretty dresses and painted smiles if Princess Paya’s retinue had not passed through the dusty streets one late afternoon.

The princess wore a red shroud that concealed her face through the carriage’s window…

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keep on going
that’s what they said,
veneer in place
for every occasion,
never a mess,
picture perfect
mask not askew

don’t give up
as if it’s universal
the way grief
runs tides with life,
floods emerging,
all those waters
ready to converge

just smile
that’s what you…

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did you believe in happy endings,
or was I the only one to kneel
at the throne of grand love affairs?

how did you ever make it out intact
when you were slaying dragons
all while wearing a second skin of armor?

your crown was what I wanted,
or so I…

Jillian Spiridon

just another writer with too many cats

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