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December 31, 2018

The Huntsman

Creative Nonfiction

by Hannah Storm

We’re slow dancing to Bryan Adams. He can’t understand the song, the boy with his hands on my bum. But I can. 

I pull away, look into his eyes, like the words tell me. They dazzle in the disco ball. He pulls me closer.

His li...

December 31, 2018

The Child, Up in the Tree Again 

by Eric James Cruz


My daughter spends the last of June pulling herself up,
one-armed swings and bellows from being
between two spaces. In unburdened light
she climbs into the dark hours barefooted and far enough away that
if she slips, h...

December 31, 2018

Suitcase Full Of Broken Dreams

by Amanda McLeod

I laid them all out on the bed, all the broken parts and shattered pieces of my dreams. For all I'd held on to them so tightly, they didn't seem to amount to much. But dreams can be priceless and you never know, especially...

December 31, 2018

Nightfall
by Jen Persichetti


Dark velvet nights and betrayal consume me
It’s been an eternity since I last saw the sun
Emotions ran high that night, as we recited our truth
I reminisce on the past as if it was an hour ago…
You would always list my worst qualities befor...

December 31, 2018

Volcanoes and Hurricanes

by Caitlin Cording

Sometimes my skin itches, but not like on the surface where all my freckles and scars are visible. It itches in a place my nails can’t dig. It’s as though there’s something trapped between the layers—something that wriggles and...

December 31, 2018

Spring begins somewhere 

by Jennifer Wolkin 

but yours is a winter mind-

memory, frozen

               in time.

  

I’ll be your hippocampus

so you can reminisce

of Hyacinth—

I’ll be your

                                  Spring....

December 31, 2018

I See You

by Michelle Hansen

Looking out over a book.

I see you.

The night before I met you.

I was bold, we exchanged contact.

Who knew the next chapter?

We learnt from each other.

Leaned on each other, miles and an ocean apart.

You are my new kind of strength.

Somewhere in an o...

December 31, 2018

"connected"  

photograph by Stephen Briseño 

Breakfast Alone 

by Eric S. Fomley 

The sun shimmered in through the curtains of my bedroom, warm rays that pulled me from my slumber. I opened my eyes and heard my phone vibrate.

“Good morning beautiful!” It read.

My he...

December 31, 2018

 "Out of the Darkness" by Sulyn Godsey 

Letter from the Editor 

The past few months have been a whirlwind for us, and we are beyond pleased and proud to bring you Issue Three. We weren’t quite sure we would make it to the end of the year, but here we are: strong as ever;...

December 10, 2018

Put My Feelings into Words : Joined Journeys

a monthly feature by Maddie M. White

Stephanie Ferro

Twitter: @pherrosity

What mental illness do you suffer from?

Generalized Anxiety

When was the first time you noticed it and how?

When I started experiencing it, I was in 1st grad...

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