by Avra Margariti

Published in Issue No. 265 ~ June, 2019

It’s time you grew a backbone, she says.

Only then will you be able to sit on the throne of


She begs, please, join me.

But I’m just a rabbit-hearted girl

whose nails turn to bloody bits

every time I try to climb up

and rule proudly by her side.

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Avra Margariti is a Social Work undergrad from Greece. She enjoys storytelling in all its forms and writes about diverse identities and experiences. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Daily Science Fiction, The Forge Literary, The Colored Lens, Argot Magazine, The Arcanist, and other venues.