Losslit contributor:
Blakeley Bartee

Blakeley Bartee is a senior Writing and Linguistics major at Georgia Southern University, where she is the winner of the 2018 Ally Harbuck Award for creative writing and the Editor-in-Chief of her school’s student magazine, The George-Anne Reflector Magazine.

Phantom habits

By then, salsa and sweets ran bland, all sensations—prick, spice, chill, screech—numbed. I twisted the blinds in the late afternoon. Light was a confrontation.