Sailor Anna

a flash/fan fiction piece by Destiny From 238,900 miles away you could still see the misery Earth carried. There were no more blue oceans or vibrant fields. Only the color of brown waste was left. Who would have guessed that Earth would die so young? Just like…Anna. Tears of hate filled my eyes as I…

An Open Letter To My Best Friend’s Dead Brother

by Julian, originally posted on Odyssey In loving memory of Nick Phelan, age 28, February 14th, 2016 Dear Nick, We know you didn’t grow up hoping to become an addict. We know that it wasn’t all your fault. We know that if you had the chance you’d much rather be making music above ground, rather…

Mask

a free verse poem by Gaby – This mask superglued upon my face, all my friends are toxic. I see myself out of mind, out of body, out of place. The mask I’ll take off, it will leave a trace, the fake smile I’m wearing it’s worn out. This party I’m at take me home.…

No, I Did Not “Hop The Border” To Get Here

a personal essay by Julian, originally posted on Odyssey I am a United States citizen. I am an American. My heritage, however, is of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. But that is not what the general public sees.   The general public sees a check mark in the box labeled Latino on a registration form at the…