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Leaving a moribund behind – Anders Villani

Leaving a moribund behind by Anders Villani (22) Now turbid cooling towers and cliff-top chateaus flash by, now gluts of steam scud over my windscreen; the stone villas and bicycles, the rusted ships reposing in the yard, the fog in the foothills of Le Mugel – edifices called from screaming silence. Call me the lap […]

Melting Ice – Violet Macdonald

Melting Ice by Violet Macdonald (17) I didn’t even see the rope break. I suddenly felt myself plummet down the glacier, the icy wind rushing past my face. I fell through a break in the ice, planted precariously in the snow, and landed on a rough bed of fallen stalactites.  My head spun as it […]

Wake – Jessica Yu

Wake by Jessica Yu (17) And so you crept inside my house one day and said that you would stay. I said okay and lay down to sleep upon the floor. My bones sank but a heap of coat hangers and skin that followed close. I closed my eyes and did not wake till morning. […]

Laika – Mitch Cunningham

Laika by Mitch Cunningham (22) So Julie went to see him for the first time in a year. The next town over, an hour or so on the new highway. Early evening sun caught in her eyes, the dust on her jacket shoulder. Stuffed beige files, stacked a foot high on her passenger seat – […]

Cumulus – Olga Joanna Kotnowska

Cumulus by Olga Joanna Kotnowska (24) Behind the fence that runs along the track, tussocks of sugarcane rise; from a mess of dry leaves, bright green blades push up and with sharp tips point, reach higher than the top wire that stretches between the rotting trunks that hold the fence together. Along this way it […]

This is who I am – Keirnan McGrory-Perich

This is who I am Things hadn’t always been this way. There had been a time when Jamie lived an ordinary life. School, annoying siblings, unremarkable pets, all that sort of thing. Just your everyday life in mainstream suburbia. Sometimes, on days like today, that old life seemed almost attractive. Hell, it always seemed to […]

Forget – Briana Davis

Forget Things hadn’t always been this way. There had been a time when Jamie lived an ordinary life. School, annoying siblings, unremarkable pets, all that sort of thing. Just your everyday life in mainstream suburbia. Sometimes, on days like today, that old life almost seemed attractive. Yeah, compared to the way things were now, it […]

Pipeline Nostaglia – Harrison Shanley

Pipeline Nostaglia Things hadn’t always been this way. There had been a time when Jamie lived an ordinary life. School, annoying siblings, unremarkable pets, all that sort of thing. Just your everyday life in mainstream suburbia. Sometimes, on days like today, that old life almost seemed attractive. Jamie sighed as he remembered the fun he […]

Decay – Raffiela Garcia

Decay Things hadn’t always been this way. There had been a time when Jamie lived an ordinary life. School, annoying siblings, unremarkable pets, all that sort of thing. Just your everyday life in mainstream suburbia. Sometimes, on days like today, that old life seemed almost attractive. “It’s not good to dwell in the past,” said […]

Malicious Intentions – Git Garm (Jimmy) Choy

Malicious Intentions Things hadn’t always been this way. There had been a time when Jamie lived an ordinary life. School, annoying siblings, unremarkable pets, all that sort of thing. Just your everyday life in mainstream suburbia. Sometimes, on days like today, that old life almost seemed attractive. Jamie lifted his hoodie and watched as strands […]