Author Archives: Aubrey Hansen
About Aubrey HansenFormatting books at 2am in the morning to pay for school. I also write sometimes.
Do you remember
how we used to take over the living room with LEGOs
and our sagas would last for weeks?
—Remember when a book fell on our castle and knocked it down?
Yeah, and it smeared that one figure’s face. We renamed him after that.
What about playing Mario Kart
and how we’d repeatedly borrow the same cartridge from the library
so we wouldn’t lose our save file?
—Remember when you tried to teach me Smash Bros?
Yeah, that was funny. It didn’t go very well.
I wasn’t all bad at “boys games”…
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When you open a puzzle
for the first time,
e c e
No order at all.
But you sort them out,
and soon you find your first match.
Before long you have the border framed.
You know the boundaries,
so you start to fill in the middle.
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Content Warning: References to sex and sexual assault.
The Americas were very yellow.
Perhaps it was the glaring summer sun, which laid itself thickly in the air in an attempt to rouse the New England fields from their chilly spring stupor, but the whole scene seemed so colorless to Edwin. The grass was dry, the sky was pale, and the horses roamed with dull coats and listless eyes. It seemed a discredit to the Old World to call this the “New,” as if a faded map were superior to a masterful oil painting. Even the ale in his hand tasted … read more »Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged adult fiction, colonial america, historical fiction, irish history, short story | Leave a comment