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I have 138 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 50519 times and 13 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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Alexis Bates

Artist. Sometimes the creator. Sometimes the appreciator.

My stories

I Dreamed of Hellscapes (2021)

That was not California. That was liminal, my brain healing itself. There was not a trellis in my history. I did not climb down knee scraping brick...
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Boundaries

I spent months digging away at your lonely heart but I wasn't enough and I still feel you like dirt under my fingernails but now you're just a gaping...

The Ghost of You

My lover has crawled into the back of every dark, dusty closet and basked in every sunlit room. But he's tired of your ghost following him through...

You're a Dream

I am terrified of the way you tried to joke with me because for a moment I could've sworn you were chapped pink lips curved into a sarcastic smile...
Cherry

Problems

I am a newborn and I’m crying because I’m hungry I am one and I'm crying because I'm tired I am two and I’m crying because I wanted cake I am three...

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