The first gift she received was a box of chocolate. Twelve truffles nestled in rose paper and more heaven in a mouthful than Anna had ever known. Then came the flowers, bouquets and truckloads of them. Gardenias lined her apartment’s stairwell and primroses floated in her bathtub. Blue delphiniums reminded her of bruises blooming on… Read More Sugar


Once upon a time, there was a boy and his name was Ouro. As a baby, he was perpetually putting things in his mouth. His mother’s pearls, his toys, the household slippers. Anything he could get ahold of, was treated to a dollop of saliva and a firsthand experience of mastication. The doctors said this… Read More Feed


Blood dripped from her lips before she licked them clean. Picking apart the bones, Isabelle slowly sucked the marrow dry before stacking them into a neat pile of brittle on the side of her plate. There were few things that tasted like what you expected them to.  Vegetables for instance, advertised a healthy snack but… Read More Sanguine