November 19, 2019
Fear Is the Mind Killer

“Fear is the mind killer,” I should have said after receiving her cautionary text message about compulsory lockdowns across the nation and militias patrolling the streets at night to make sure that nobody looted or rioted. I knew that awareness of the right to civil disobedience was rapidly eroding in this strange new era, but […]

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April 4, 2018
Words and Incantatory Magic

I am: Star-studded midnight blue Infinity Velvet worn down by rough fingers Cicadas that sing for an eternal summer Thick maroon wine Clanging pipes distorted into melody by the welcoming receiver The hollow of the chest belonging to the one you have named Home Unfurling I’ve always pondered what it could mean to live a […]

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June 20, 2017
My Not-So-Maternal Instinct

(This story was originally published on Women For One.) I am one of those women you sometimes hear about in urban legends: the kind that doesn’t want children. I’m 37 years old, and ever since I started to express my nascent opinion that changing diapers and dealing with the tantrums of a diminutive tyrant was […]

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May 25, 2017
True Talk: No Story Is Too Small

(This story was originally published on Women For One.) Hi, I’m Nirmala, and I’m the Editor and Content Alchemist here at Women For One! I believe that women’s stories shape the landscape of the human soul, and I see myself as more of a gardener than a traditional editor. One of my gifts is that […]

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