Category: Catechize

Forfeit, by Kelly Grieve [Catechize #8]

The rain looms near and I can feel the pressure as though it were being applied directly to my bruised heart. I’ve had to hold my words hostage so long I can no longer tolerate it. I’m losing again and I can’t keep silent.  I’m losing something I never had. This has happened before, the aching […]

Salem Witch Trials Increase and Cotton Mather

Mercy Riot, by Kelly Grieve [Catechize #8]

In the late 1600’s, a young girl, not older than 12, lived at home with her family in Maine. They were suddenly attacked one day by the Wabanaki Indians and most were slaughtered with the exceptions of the young girl and a sibling, whom she was parted from. The girl was then taken into the […]

When you’re expecting by Kelly Grieve [Catechize #5]

I try to distribute the weight across the mattress because my side of the bed has formed a dent. It could be because the bed is cheap and shitty but it could also be because I’ve been suffering from an anxious depression for the past three years and have literally made an impression of the […]

Contra Flow by Kelly Grieve [Catechize #4]

This week in particular has been full of what I would call predators. If not outright attackers then peripheral vultures and scavengers. It all starts with the induction of fear. Fear is something I know well. Fear and I are tight. Ever since the beginning of my institutionalized learning, aka public schooling, fear and I […]

Supertaster by Kelly Grieve [Catechize #3]

Romance, it wakes you at twilight after circles across the floors of your ancestors with a dashing soul. After a decade without a breath on your shoulder, how could one ever give up such a feeling? The precious cargo of one’s lineage on the line is enough to eliminate the once absolute necessity of seduction. […]

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