Unchained

a flash fiction piece by Erykah   Shackles, still splicing us together years after we believed it was over. Bars, blocking the direct view of our enemies. They were pusillanimous; fearful of the damage we would cause if we were let out of our cages, unhinged from the ropes that held us back from attack,…

Shot.

a flash fiction piece by Parinita   The blindfold was removed. The hands unknown and my eyes unable to open up in time to catch a glimpse. Unconscious for hours, I presume, I would begin to open my eyes. Right then left, glaring into the ominous dim room. I could see a single light bulb…

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,…