Monthly Archives: June 2013

Welcome to Mars

Today at the hottest point, I’m going to step outside and experience what 120 degrees feels like. Don’t cut yourself, my boss said. Your blood is so thin you’ll bleed to death. So it’s good my hemophiliac boyfriend lives here, … Continue reading

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A LETTER TO MY DOG, EXPLORING THE HUMAN CONDITION – Andrea Gibson

“Humans hold so tight to the leash of life, but you will roll in anything dead and wear it like perfume.” – Andrea Gibson

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Aphrodite

Last night I dreamed a boy I knew from high school grew up to posses a psychic ability that enabled him to see into the future; moment by moment, he saw my life laid out on the grass before him. … Continue reading

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Birthday memo

I left Pennsylvania almost a year ago. My 29th birthday is in one week and I remember last year on my 28th, I was on the road with my mom; a hostess cupcake she bought from some no name North … Continue reading

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Winners!

Check out the winners of Flash Mob 2013 here! I’m so stokedhonoredthrilledhighbeyondexcited to be a part of this! Sometime this summer “Dear, Phoenix” will be published in JMWW I can’t FUCKING wait! (sorry, Grandma – the cursing was absolutely necessary) … Continue reading

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Ascent

The Van Blankenships had a pretty solid weekend. Pat and I climbed the tallest mountain in Arizona on Saturday: Humphrey’s Peak at 12,633 ft. This was quite possibly the hardest physical thing I have ever done. We started the hike … Continue reading

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Top 25! yeah, buddy!

I’m in the top 25 for the Flash Mob! hells yeah! There’s a bunch of anonymous excerpts on this page, but I don’t want to keep mine anonymous, so I’m going to tell you it’s THE FIRST ONE! yay!! Happy … Continue reading

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Our Melissa

Our beautiful Melissa has part of her new memoir published in Parnassus – you can buy the current issue there, but here’s an excerpt taken from Little Star Journal: When it became apparent by my mid-twenties that I could not … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Mob 2013!

I’d tell you to go check out my work at the Flash Fiction Mob 2013, but it had to be a blog post to enter, so I ALREADY POSTED IT HERE and you’ve probably already read it =) But all … Continue reading

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Coin Purse – video poem

Coin Purse from Rachel Van Blankenship on Vimeo. My latest video poem. It’s still in the works, I think, but I’ll figure out this whole movie making thing eventually… Enjoy!

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