Katherine Michalik

Katherine Michalik
… is a contributing guest author for Germ, which means the following criteria (and then some) have been met: possessor of a fresh, original voice; creator of fresh, original content; genius storyteller; superlative speller; fantastic dancer; expert joke teller; handy with a toolbox; brilliant at parties; loves us as much as we love them.

The cool burning of skin comforts me as I slip out of his arms. Sliding away from his eyes, thick smoke falling like sand covering my hands. He takes me,...

Pulling at myself, Release. I burned black, filled them with decay. My cracked lips seeped secrets I couldn’t hold between sticky hairs. .....Again.    

My mother has never been one to cuss. Coming from a religious family, her language was fairly clean. That day my mother told me...