Author Archives: Catastrophe Jones

About Catastrophe Jones

Wretched word-goblin with enough interests that they're not particularly awesome at any of them. Terrible self-esteem and yet prone to hilarious bouts of hubris. Full of the worst flavors of self-awareness. Owns far too many craft supplies. Will sing to you at the slightest provocation.

This Thing

It’s not a thundering but a rhythmic stutter, a seizing beat, a rapidfire-horse-hooves-in-the-mud kind of pounding, like it could break through its bone cage, a strange clattering of opened-wing hopes and clutched-talon fears, a gasping, reaching, aching kind of pulse, … Continue reading

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Not a Disney Princess

It was raining like the endThe sky was full of darkAll the monsters were outThere were terrors aboutdoing their thing, making their mark And then there was youwith a sword and a light like the sunThen there was youI suppose … Continue reading

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Legend of the Legend of the Legend of the

starting, launchinginto the newness,and no one had ever realized that it wasonly the shell,only the framing,only the drywall studsof a story,I remember we fell down,in which we could benothing more thanthe began selves we already were.some time long ago,an oral … Continue reading

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Wound

Once, just once, you said something to me that burned, and I don’t imagine you remember it, but it cut into me the way an early, unwanted limb is cut from a tree, and leaves a shape in the bark … Continue reading

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If it comes up

When you bow your head,when the mountain looms before you, lofty or otherwise, when you see that perhapsthe best way forward is notthrough the snow, but backthrough the deep, just call out to thosewho should have helped youthe whole way … Continue reading

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