The Last Flowers You Gave Me, Cassie Hottenstein

* Cassie Hottenstein has a BA in English and a minor in Creative Writing from the University of North Florida. Her poetry and stories have been published in such places as The Talon Review, Every Pigeon, Inklette, Solid Mercury, and the Tampa Review Online. She was a lead editor for the collection Exothorpe as wellContinue reading “The Last Flowers You Gave Me, Cassie Hottenstein”

Let It Ride, Cassie Hottenstein

* Cassie Hottenstein has a BA in English and a minor in Creative Writing from the University of North Florida. Her poetry and stories have been published in such places as The Talon Review, Every Pigeon, Inklette, Solid Mercury, and the Tampa Review Online. She was a lead editor for the collection Exothorpe as wellContinue reading “Let It Ride, Cassie Hottenstein”

Venus of Neptune Beach, Cassie Hottenstein

Home is the rush of high tide.Foam churns at her feet,sea the color of black tea takenwith frothy milk. The sky smells of mild morning musk,a familiar tang pressed against her lips.Waves beckon; she begins the daily ritual,her bath, sacrificing herself to the salty brew,freshly freckled skin puckering in the cold,steeping. A backwards Botticelli,she returnsContinue reading “Venus of Neptune Beach, Cassie Hottenstein”