ByGabrielle Loisel

Gabrielle Loisel is an artist, witch, and writer.

  1. This piece was brought to you by A Male Reader. The history of cats in Europe and North America is not for the faint of heart or the weak of stomach. Really, no history is. The story of the cat is one of violence, black magic, fire, and cruelty. Few animals have garnered such enduring cultural hatred; perhaps their only peers are snakes, insects, toads, and rodents. Over time, humanity's beliefs about the sentience…

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  2. For most of my life I thought it was normal that Vladimir Nabokov's name was always ink-blue and ivory, that A is a lipstick-scarlet letter, that the word opium is the color of a pomegranate and N was the same brown as the word November. That a song could smell like tobacco and vetiver and bitter orange, a taste so thick that you could feel it smeared across your tongue. I thought that everyone saw…

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