Tag Archives: sexuality

The Ball Drops

In the final month of the new year the frosting on the cake got a little thicker, the fries a little crisper, the portions more generous. The mustard, usually doled out by the teaspoon, gained its very own spot on … Continue reading

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Prayer Circle

The ten of us stand in a circle, hands joined. Brother Marcus, the shepherd of our nightly prayer circle, asks if anyone has a praise report he’d like to share with the group. Javier, a relative newcomer, thanks God for … Continue reading

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Miss Dominique

I found this letter in the library bathroom, left by an inmate, addressed to “whoever wants to read this”: In writing this letter to whomever might be interested in what I have to say, let me start by introducing myself. … Continue reading

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Smashed

I was in the library reviewing job applications for the upcoming mock job fair when Old Man Landry got smashed. Every year, volunteer business professionals are invited into the prison to help prepare soon-to-be-released inmates to enter the workforce. At … Continue reading

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3:04

I dreamt I was being escorted to prison not by my brother and father but by my probation officer who, in my dream, resembled the leasing agent who showed me my first apartment. For some reason, inclement weather perhaps, we … Continue reading

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Bitch

I’ve been avoiding South for the past few weeks, and today he slipped me a note torn from a memo pad. I miss you. Can we make time tomorrow? I notice you been keepin your distance. How long u plan … Continue reading

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Love Letter

Hello, My Love Layin here trap in fantasy thinking about what I’ll be doing to that ass if you was my celly. I were waiting on you tonite to come visit but I guess you got held up writing is … Continue reading

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