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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Untitled by Caitlin Connell

The crown sits lazily on my head. Olympia stares at me from across the room.  “You’re beautiful when you’re planning world domination,” he says, and I watch as his eyes look me up and down. He focuses on the blood I forgot to wipe off of my cheek. “We’re one step closer, my love,” I […]

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Fate by Carlee Carey

Lying underneath the blooming oak tree, April ponders her life. Book in hand and Oasis in her earbuds, she can’t help but wonder if she’s doing something wrong. Why am I not excited to be a senior this year? Why am I not experiencing all of the things you hear about in those corny rom-coms, […]

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