Archive Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Perfect Woman

Kyle Milligan, realkylemilligan

Her mouth tastes like tar and nicotine. My lip is already starting to swell from her bites. Every kiss is a risk, she threatens to break the skin when she pinches my lower lip in between her teeth. I am too stubborn to make a noise when it hurts and her mandible is capable of piercing […]

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I’m Sorry

Kyle Milligan, I'm Sorry, realkylemilligan

“I’m sorry.” “I’ll make it up to you.” I hate these phrases. “I’m sorry:” The expression used when someone thought they would want to do something and then decided they didn’t when the time came. “I’m sorry” is for absence. A baseball game. An awards ceremony. A birthday. A graduation. An entire childhood. An adolescence. […]

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Comfort

Kyle Milligan, realkylemilligan

I take comfort in the strangest of things. Things that terrify people, send men running for the hills, choke and sicken regular folks. I take comfort in second hand smoke In the 90’s my family would have holidays at my grandma’s house. The kitchen was for the grown ups, the living room for the kids, and […]

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The Friend Zone

She was walking out of my apartment. I had just helped her put together a brand new resume for a job application. On my front step I suggested we hang out again sometime. Maybe something less boring than resume building. “Thank you so much for this,” she said. “Seriously, you’re like the best friend I have.” […]

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At Arm’s Length

Kyle Milligan, realkylemilligan

“That dude is fifty years old, been divorced a week, and already has a girlfriend? What the fuck is wrong with me?” I said over the phone to my mom. “You always push people away, like keep them at arm’s length,” Mom said. “And you give off this, I dunno, ‘aura.’ Like a player. No […]

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