SCARLET: A Literary Blog

    Portrait of a Marriage We, recovering Mormons, blow out candles in the birthdays of our second childhoods. He brings home Smirnoff, “Pussy beer” he calls it. I bring home coffee, which he refuses to drink until I tell him I feel fucking judged. He tells me he loves me more each time I […]

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Grapsus adscensionis Photo Credit: Maria José Giménez

Are You a Monster: Conversations with My Favorite Toni Morrison Quotes “…If you can only be tall because somebody is on their knees, then you have a serious problem. White people have a very, very, very serious problem. And they should start thinking about what they can do about it. Take me out of it.” […]

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    The Lectern Just beneath the floor in the basement there bullet holes intact, erect as a lanky body sprayed, a monument collecting its dust, the lectern behind which Malcolm X stood ‘fore a shotgun sawed off his life. It can be found down a flight of stairs             […]

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