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October Writing Challenge

Welcome back Germies. We are so excited to announce the first monthly writing challenge since Germ’s return. The challenge will begin today and will end on October 28th. You are welcome to complete the challenge anytime within this period. At the end of the month we will select 5 submissions to be featured for the […]

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Underneath Ozone by Gowriha B.

Jaro graduates high school and bids goodbye for summer vacation. All she has to worry about is which stream to pursue. Science? Arts? Or the stream in the sea? She has this thing. Multiple personality disorder, they say. She drives to the university for her admission. Air chimes. An unusual blow hits her hard. She […]

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Untitled by Apurva Shah

A young, beautiful girl looked in the mirror, tears falling on her cheeks. She stared at the girl standing in front of her. She picked up a flower vase and threw it at her reflection and said, “I hate you. Who were you to take his life?” She was shouting now. “He was the only […]

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Untitled by Violeta Morales

I should’ve known this would happen. I can’t sleep. Drinking seven coffees is not the best idea, but what could I do? I sat at that café, staring into the nothingness between me and the door. It could’ve been a black hole for all I knew. That would explain why he didn’t arrive even though […]

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Mental Health Matters ~ featuring short fiction by Izzy Lee, Aliyah Barnes, Anjali Shah, Maryam Akhtar Hussain, and Lorraine Ann Cleope Rebadulla

Trigger Warning: The following stories contain references to hopelessness, self-harm, loss, and suicide. Editor’s Note — Izzy, Aliyah, Anjali, Maryam, and Lorraine submitted stories to our May Writing Challenge. I was impressed by both their writing and the content, and it struck me that together they create a larger story– one of despair that, ultimately, […]

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