Johnson’s eyes darted across the room. He spotted a middle-aged blonde, a teenager wearing bright, purple lipstick and a black young man who appeared to be her boyfriend. He approached them. They were huddled together weeping and comforting one another.
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Ola is a 20-year-old student and music show host from Dublin, Ireland, of Nigerian origin. She is interested in social and political issues. Ola also loves dancing, singing and acting. She aims to share writings on Feminine Collective that bring voice to the unheard, particularly women of color, who are underrepresented in main stream media.
The landing at the top of the stairs sounded the loudest lament. Her fingers traced the expansion and contraction lines on the white-washed plaster walls as she took the first steps slowly, navigating the bowed and weakened wood on the stairs. The house and her family were accustomed to her. No longer aware of the […]
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Alicia Gatto Petersen’s life revolves around the shores of White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Her poems have previously appeared in Mothers Always Write. This is her first flash fiction publication and her first in the Feminine Collective. She is honored to be part of the collective.
“Call her.” Bo steers their late model Buick into the dirt driveway with one hand and flicks her Camel out the window with the other hand. “Regina worshiped President Kennedy. She won’t refuse a call today. Someone dies, you want a phone call.” It’s Bo’s week to chauffeur herself and Jackie back and forth to […]
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In her writing, Sally Bellerose loves to mess with rhythm, rhyme, and awkward emotion. Bellerose writes about class, sex, sexuality, gender, illness, absurdity, and lately, growing old.
Her novel The Girls Club, Bywater Books, won many awards including an NEA Fellowship.
Her poetry has been widely published and is featured in Lady Business, Sibling Rivalry Press. Bellerose’s current project, a book titled Fishwives, features old women behaving badly.
Keep walking, though there’s no place to get to. Don’t try to see through the distances. That’s not for human beings. Move within, but don’t move the way fear makes you move. – Rumi Nicole Harkin didn’t believe in making New Year’s resolutions. Like most people, she would break them due to boredom or a […]
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I live in Bristol, CT and spend my time developing a freelance writing career and working at The Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington Depot, CT. My writing has been published by The Artful Mind, The Sun, The Catholic Digest, and a few others. Most recently, I wrote the Introduction to "This One Has No Name" a collection of poems and short stories by the No Name Writers Group. In January 2017, I was interviewed by Tracy Mumford for Minnesota Public Radio's segment "Ask A Bookseller."
There comes an age when screwing up is not cute anymore. You know that, because people are constantly telling you. It’s not cute anymore, Raleigh. My name is Raleigh, by the way; Raleigh of Boston, Massachusetts. Although to be fair, my mother is from Raleigh the actual city, so it is not a complete disaster […]
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Beatriz L. Seelaender was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1998. In 2016, she published her first novel "De Volta ao Vazio" (a good translation would be "Emptiness, Revisited"), in Brazilian Portuguese. Seelaender's work in English has been featured in websites such as the Manifest-Station, and she currently studies Literature and Languages in the University of Sao Paulo.
Hazel Byorum’s face was a map of wrinkles and sagging, topography disintegrating because gravity worked overtime on her. Wiry hair sprung from her jaw and upper lip, and her nose slumped toward her chin as if the two conspired to form a snout. Her eyebrows were fierce and unmanageable, an odd match for her thin […]
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Nancy Devine teaches high school English in Grand Forks, North Dakota where she lives. Her poetry, short fiction, and essays have appeared in online and print journals. She is the author of a chapbook of poems, "The Dreamed," published by Finishing Line Press.
Patricia coasts through her suburban streets. She waves to pigtailed neighbor children who stand in front of daffodils and golden retrievers, who stomp on dandelions and blow bubbles. She’s in the middle of a wave when she sees the tip of the truck’s bed, and her heart starts racing—almost like it used to when they […]
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Ashley N. Roth is a writer, mother, and animal activist living in Nashville, Tennessee. Her work has been featured in decomP magazine, 100 Word Story, Moonsick Magazine, Literary Orphans, Molotov Cocktail, and others.
I knew for weeks before he finally told her. His teeth gave him away. I’d never seen them before, then one day there they were. Every time he walked through the door. It reminded my mother of the man she’d met as a teenager, a man in love. When he walked out the door, she […]
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Jeni De La O was born and raised in South Florida. She traded hurricanes for Polar Vortices seven years ago. Her writing has been featured in the Oakland Journal and Five:2: One Art and Literary Journal. Jeni has performed as a storyteller for the Moth Story Hour and Mouth Piece Stories. When she's not telling stories, she's engaging economically depressed communities through her seasonal writing collective #3x3stories. The girl is really into stories