alice morgan


The girl in the green coat made me think of Alice Morgan. She sat at a table for six, ordered a cappuccino, and pulled out an old copy of The Bell Jar. She read for three hours. She didn’t leave her phone on the table beside her coffee like everyone did. I wanted to be her when I was her age. I think they stopped making people like her.

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Art by Carrie Hilgert


About listentothebabe

writing is the teeth that gnaw on my bones.


  1. Sadly and quite possibly so.

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  2. Just had a power blackout while I was typing a devastatingly witty reply, and now I can’t be arsed to remember what it was. There’s truth in your words though, I’ll say that much. Everybody’s so damn welded to their phones these days. It’s nice to be reminded that there are still people who aren’t.

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