Anamnesis {Gargleblaster}

Gently tugging at the delicate strings,

teasing the sensitive tendrils of my subconscious

I run my fingers along the jagged, toothy edges, snagging a stray cuticle.

Ripping, burrowing under my skin, drawing blood to the surface

I suck-

tasting iron and regret.


Is something crawling on me?


Recipe for a proper gargleblaster

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Kirsten is a wife after years of dating, a mom after years of infertility & a lover of shoes, words, NYC and TV dramas. A storyteller and daydreamer at heart, this is the place where her stories come to be told. Thanks for visiting.


  1. Lyssa Medana

    That is such a delicately beautiful piece Lyssa M x

  2. Very nice!!
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  3. Delicate and in my opinion, intense too. lovely take, Kir.

  4. balancing the emotional lines of gentleness and something more harsh. Nicely done!
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  5. I love the jagged toothy edges, and the regret. So good! Karen
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  6. Very powerful and intense, Kir! I loved how each word unfold the emotions.
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  7. A great metaphor for the writing process. I love the “sensitive tendrils” especially.

  8. Very intense. I had to look up the title, and that put a whole different spin on it for me. Wonderful, Kir!
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  9. habits are hard to break. Good write.
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  10. What a fantastic metaphor, Kir! And kudos on the title, too. < 3
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  11. LOVE
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  12. This was so intense, Kir. I was getting creeped out more and more as I read each word. Yet, there was something so beautiful as if it was the character observing herself from an outside perspective until the end.

  13. So beautifully delicate, that you almost missed the pain. Almost. Perfect!
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  14. Very visual. Almost haunting. Brilliant work.
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