Negativity

a social commentary by Matthew “In 2018 I am cutting out all the negative people in my life. This year is mine and if you were ever rude to me consider you out of my life for good,” say so many people at the start of a new year. This has been a constant phrase…

How do you like your coffee?

a poem in free verse by Stephannie   “How do you like your coffee”? The barista asks, “Black or do you want any extras?” What a stupid question… Why do they say they like their coffee “black”? Why do they know, when they order their coffee this way, that the next customer, who just so…

Don’t Give In

a poem in free verse by Shana     Maybe I can pull it off! They envelop themselves in all the latest styles, Dreaming of an idea. Until they gaze into their reflections. Their stomach tightens until they gasp for air — Gulping sobs, Sobs shaking their core. It’s the same story. Time after time, They hope,…

Your eyes

a poem in free verse by Divya — The glint of light that had once shone from your eyes Is now gone, replaced by cold stone and lies. Your smile shattered into shards of glass That cut far too deep, wounds evident. But deep inside, I knew it wouldn’t last.   The string was strong,…

A Message to Myself and Others

a personal piece by Adrian — Do not let the recurring thoughts of “what could have been” fool you, because it never would have been. Yes, before still matters. Before will always matter. But how could you tell yourself that in the hopes of protecting the past, coveting every past memory with him, in the…

Constellating a Society

a poem in free verse by Kaithlyn   We are like the constellations mapped out in the night sky. We dance blissfully with each other, illuminating the darkness.   But not all nights are clear like this. Some nights, the beauty of our light disappears behind the clouds. Some nights, our dances are substituted by…

Glass Wall

a 50-word story by Syed   The wall separated this world from heaven. It was covered in poison ivy all over. Folks claim that any man who dares to touch it dies. That wasn’t the case for Archimedes. He scaled the wall. The government claims he didn’t exist. Word of mouth beats seeing around here.…