I gaze up at the stucco ceiling, which is barely illuminated by the ever-changing television in front of me. My eyes have become heavy like sandbags, and for a minute, I close them. I let my mind turn to the whirring of the gas-heater in my cousin’s basement, and stare into the milky darkness of my eyelids. Continue reading White Noise – Isabel Flessas
He could still remember the day clearly. He had toppled out of his tree, the one that stood in the park alongside the babbling brook. He had been perched in its branches, hoping for a cool breeze to break the wash of late summer heat. She called to him, startling him. He slipped out of the tree, landing with an ungraceful thump next to her. Continue reading His Tree – Elizabeth Jin
I’m locked out. I press myself against the walls of my house, hoping that the windowsill will protect me from the steady downpour of rain. Tests, practices, buses, and now this. Continue reading Comfort – Chloe Frantzis
This is not to say that you did something wrong, but I think you killed my brother. Continue reading Dear Leana – Anonymous
[how] She cares and worries like no other. Could we have ever understood, had not we been shown – – there is always reason to love a mother. In the air, she cradles [her chosen path] a borrowed wonder. Oblivious to the inevitable: losing her to life – grown in these arms. She cares and … Continue reading Notice. – Chloe Frantzis
Stop reading. Go away. Turn back while you have the chance. Continue reading How to be a Gamer – Sabrina Murray
Everything is gone.
My home, my food, my community, my hope. Continue reading Gone – Adina Smith