LEO: stories from the stars

  illo by Sara Kloskowski

illo by Sara Kloskowski

Oh, Leo.

 I love you, I love you, I love you. Let down your golden mane from the tallest tower built on the foundation of your pride. Oh, Leo. The people will sing of those big eyes and that steaming extroversion. In death, you will be a martyr of beauty if not for your intellect.            

Leo’s love to be complimented and celebrated. They like winning arguments, open fields, pineapple swishers, and Arizona green tea on ice. People tend to look towards the tendencies of a lion to critique Leo, but I see them all as kittens meandering through life knocking shit over, and primping in the sunlight.  But with that big curly hair and those bovine eyes, you just can’t stay mad at them!

Coming in second behind Scorpio in attractiveness, they have a sort of aloof confidence. They happen upon being sexy. You can try to explain it to them, but this will only nourish the ego and dodge any sort of self-awareness. They have a very particular look to them. Luxurious hair, with loud facial features and a charming smile.

With a high level of confidence, Leos hold themselves to an impossible standard, and if someone pokes at their insecurities, which are few and far between, and extremely potent, they become emotive and cruel like a cat in water. 

One thing that you can be sure to see in a Leo, is a wonderful friend. Leo’s protect their friends like the ego protects the mind and body. They fight for what they love, they crawl to what they desire, and their heart, as big fit of gold, will endure any attack or threat.

 

-Poops at work

-Feels powerful in red lipstick

-Holds grudges until they forget why they were upset

-Takes forever to get ready

-Confrontational

-Loves Star Wars

-Can’t stay out of a mirror

-Loves roller coasters

-Sleeps recreationally

-Loves going to the movies alone

-Sarcastic

-The fastest sign to get over a breakup


Taylor Evelyn Yates is the sassiest bundle of life energy you'll ever have the pleasure of crossing paths with. a recent graduate with a degree in Creative Writing in Chicago, Taylor has a knack for expressing thoughts and ideas that are only becoming fertilized in our own minds. you can find her work in issues one and four of Selfish.

Sara Kloskowski is a Chicago-based Aquarius, artist, and friend of animals.