Stories by Elissa Gray
"When I paint the world one color and only think in movements, everything is simple, and love is all I can feel and breathe and remember."
"Now, tears will still fall and minutes will pass by like hours, but I know I will never be alone."
"You might not remember now, but I know one day you will. I will make sure of that."
"Days are for focus, but nights are born for freedom."
"I will dream only of you and me / falling asleep / in our castle of disheveled blocks."
This is part four of our series “Writer’s Palette,” where writers express what a specific color means to them.
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"My inability to be sure in my future was never a fault – it was an asset, composed of curiosity and flexibility."
I took this impossible contradiction, this combination of hot and cold, of water and fire, as luck, as freedom, as everything I had ever needed.
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"I’ve never been one for “chemistry” or “sparks,” but in this moment, skin to skin, eye to eye, it felt as if the whole restaurant had disappeared, and it was just us two, floating in limbo, held together by infinite volts of electricity."
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"I don’t think it was exactly in that instant that I felt myself beginning to fade."
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"Maybe one day, sexism will no longer be passed down through generations."
"I see brands I've never heard of and styles I thought people only wore in movies on campus every day."
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"It still feels like I am struggling to build a castle, but, now, instead of sand, it is my life that slips through my fingers."
"I wonder if it is the temperature dropping, or something beneath the surface that is freezing my skin from the inside out."
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"But no matter how much I adore him, there is always devastation looming ahead. It is impossible to forget the biggest obstacle of all: the goodbye."
"So if I want to cry myself to sleep at night because it's too dark and I still get scared, it's because I want to accept the fear and not let it take over me."
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