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seven/nine lives

Here's a toast to the living on the blonde side. Documenting the mild narcissism and nighttime wisdom of a little wise guy living on nine lives. Selected essays and fiction. 

Timea is a fiction writer, essayist, and social researcher. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford.

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Breaststroke

Quit beer. Quit cocaine. Quit cigarettes. Quit an expired friendship with the girl you call "bestie" out of habit, not love. Quit your gym. Strip yourself of it all.

Sidestroke

Take a hot shower. Feel how naked you are. Wrap yourself in a towel and realise that everything you really, truly want to be is right here swaddled in cotton. Rebirth every morning; die every night.

Backstroke

While you were busy treading water you forgot that the salted sea, with its labour of love, will always lift you along, draw you on your back and let you look up at the sky. You've just gotta lean back and relax. 

Butterfly

Things are good. Roll with the tides. Hold out your arms and crash with the waves. Hold out your arms and drift to the shore. Swim! Swim with it all!

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Birds (1991)

Birds (1991)