Memie’s Universe

Memie Osuga
whimsical writing, part essay, part imagination, usually good fun to your inbox :)
Created 03 Oct 2021
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  • Chow chow dog
    30 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Her hair is dyed the same orange as her flaming chow chow dog. Who knows which one came first? Dog and mama are both smiling, chow chow in a silly way and mama in a happy, goofy way that make her wrin...
  • Doors
    26 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    I was never good at picking doors. It seemed that at any given moment, there were quite a lot of them that were open. But choosing one? It was paralyzing. Before crossing any threshold, I had the full...
  • Animal Man
    25 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 5 0
    Animal Man wakes up and brews his coffee. He uses a K-Cup, adds in 60mL of full-fat milk, and lets it sit for 3 minutes before drinking it. He closes his eyes as he sips for the most concentrated gust...
  • creature in the dark
    21 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    We couldn’t stop looking. We didn’t want to, either. We knew that what we saw was mostly illusion, only a little part real, and that this might make us hate the sight of ordinary real things that dese...
  • Babies!
    18 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    The server who looks like she could be your aunt brings over the plates of food. The baby has two little pigtails, a pink cotton dress with frills, and fits well into the gray baby seat at the head of...
  • Well-Rounded People
    15 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 6 0
    I think well-rounded people keep polishing their edges because they secretly hope that one day they can become so round they’ll just start rolling through life. I mean, it seems pretty great, doesn’t ...
  • leaf
    13 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 2 1
    In the wee hours of the morning, the leaf dropped. It had been wilting for several weeks now, but it had not wanted to give up so soon. The temperatures had dipped, rains had come, the plants around i...
  • winter things
    11 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    The wind is more and more insistent; the streetlights spark earlier and earlier. The seasons are changing. My body feels depleted of the warmth it so enjoyed gifted from the sun over the past few mont...
  • breakfast!
    09 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 5 1
    He tiptoes over the pale wood floor, and stops when he’s right at the door. He reaches for the silver knob, and as if through syrup his motions go, his turning hand timed to a clock far too slow. His ...
  • Cramps
    07 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    The cramps were the worst the first year they decided to show up. They would leave me curled up in a ball on the couch, twisting and turning as I clutched my stomach, contorting my body into all kinds...
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