Secrets

a poem in free verse by Fizha    The Silence hides many Horrors, Many Secrets, Many Scars, Many Broken Dreams, Many Broken Wishes, Yet these Secrets Hurt the most . . . .   These Treacherous Secrets, Hiding the Screams, Hiding the Pain,                         Hiding the Betrayals, Hiding the Sick Minds, Hiding the Tears . .…

Bright Smiles

a flash fiction piece by Ashleigh Sarah once had a friend named Riley. On a bright, spring day in the park, two little four year olds met on a swing. That is, one was on the swing while the other was literally on top of it. Even now, Sarah refuses to ask how or why…

Dress Shoes

a poem in free verse by Syed   Stop crying, Grey, You’re a man, said they. Keep your room untidy Because only girls stay tidy. Mom, can you teach me how to sew? You’re a man, Andrew. How could I put myself in their shoes? Just be a man and Put on those dress shoes.…

Two Halves

a flash fiction piece by Fizha Once upon a time in the far, far, away kingdom of Coelum, there was a Prince who had lived once, died once, and been resurrected once, stuck between the worlds of the living and the dead. His soul, unable to stand the strain, split in two. One Half was…

Shadows at Home

a flash fiction piece by Celina   In a three hundred and sixty degree view, there’s water all around. The sand beneath is soft yet solid. Beyond the body, there’s a ship, swaying slowly in the with the breeze off the currents. In a closer view, there’s a number of people aboard this vessel. They…

Words

a sonnet with a Shakespearean rhyme scheme by Divya   The words end up as bullets that pierce me They collect in my mind like drops of rain The words escape our mouths so carelessly And cause my fall, as I cry out in pain We all are guilty of this common crime I let…

Tick Tock Tick Tock

a flash fiction piece by Eesh   I awoke with a start. He stood there, eyes bloodshot, holding a knife, glaring at me. “Is everything alright?” I whimpered. A sense of calmness washed over her father’s face as he replied, “It’s all alright!” “I’m gonna meet her soon?” “Very soon,” her father struggled as his…