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Maria Lysenko

No More

No More

written by: Teodora Vamvu



Darkness within is denser than any power outage.


“You’re my good girl.”

The voice echoes in her head as she sits on the toilet seat, staring at the crimson spots on her underwear and contemplating how uncomfortable tampons will feel. She’s the last of her schoolmates to get her period, but they’ll make fun of her no more.

She remembers years ago, when she first bled, as he professed his love and swore her to secrecy.

But as blackness threatens to pull her in, she now knows she’ll break her promise. She’s been a good girl, but no more.

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