pearlcages



Recent works

Recent bookmarks

  1. Public Bookmark 2

    Tags
    Summary

    Daniela hasn’t had a best friend. Not in many years, anyway— not since she left Puerto Rico.

    But now, she does. She has someone that holds on a little bit tighter and longer than anyone has before. She has one that laughs at her jokes even when they’re awful — especially when they’re awful — and always looks to see if Daniela laughed at hers.

    Carla is her best friend.

    They're best friends.

    And she isn't going to mess this up.

    She isn't.

    (Or, Daniela and Carla throughout the years, the four times where something could have happened — should have happened — and the one time that it did.)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,222
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    20
    Kudos:
    103
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    419

    12 Sep 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 10

    Tags
    Summary

    Nina doesn’t talk about stars much anymore, but Daniela remembers those lessons well. She remembers everything. Her mind? It’s like a safe. Nothing gets out of there.

    What she thinks about the most is how the planets and stars orbit. She thinks about it because she thinks about how she and Carla orbit.

    --

    A small series of vignettes about Daniela and Carla and touch.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,659
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    14
    Kudos:
    139
    Bookmarks:
    10
    Hits:
    654

    12 Aug 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 7

    Tags
    Summary

    Carla has had many homes.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    767
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    5
    Kudos:
    86
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    457

    12 Aug 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 21

    Tags
    Summary

    A second later Cuca snapped her finger, a light going off in her head. “I know a stylist,” she pointed out knowingly, crossing one leg over the other. “Her primo and I are real close.” Cuca winked with a smile. “You want me to call her?” She asked with a nod. “She can work real cheap, too. She’s not a whore or nothing, I just think she’s really into the whole appearance thing and it’s, like, fun for her.” She explained with a nod, not wanting to put the woman in the wrong light.

    Dani only hesitated for a second - cheap pay and experience? She would be an idiot to say no. “Okay,” she nodded in agreement, chewing on the inside of her cheek.

    “Yeah?”

    “Yeah, llámala por favor.” Dani replied, looking at Cuca expectantly.

    OR

    The story of how Carla and Daniela meet, and eventually fall in love.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    7,556
    Chapters:
    5/5
    Comments:
    28
    Kudos:
    217
    Bookmarks:
    21
    Hits:
    2244

    06 Aug 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 8

    Tags
    Summary

    “You two would make a nice couple, y’know?”

    It’s Sonny’s voice that awakens them both from their calmness, and both women laugh. He is standing at the foot of the stoop, sipping a cola as he looks up at them. “¿Por que?” Daniela has to ask, curious to what an outsider's perspective is. What did they see?

    “There’s just something about it.” The teenager shrugs it off, though not unsure.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    793
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    7
    Kudos:
    103
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    624

    06 Aug 2021