Losslit contributor:
Tessa Torgeson

Tessa Torgeson is a Minnesota-based writer and MFA candidate. She been published at bioStories, Oregon Humanities posts, Rkvry Quarterly Literary Journal,  Doll Hospital Literary Journal, The Fix, and others. You may find her blogging about mental health and asylums at  Off-Her-Rocker and read her other writing at tessatorgeson.com.

Variations on Girl with a Red Balloon

Close your eyes. What is the shape of your sadness, the color? How does it feel in your palm- can you trace it with your fingertips or is it invisible? Look up. Imagine a heart-shaped balloon floating just beyond your outstretched fingertips. The balloon is the reddest of reds, the color of love and also […]