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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Hunger by Karina Murphy

Karina is seventeen years old and from the United States. Her entry for the May Writing Challenge was one of those chosen to be a featured story. My stomach growls for the sixth time in three minutes. It’s late at night, and I haven’t eaten anything since breakfast. I would go grab food from the […]

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Peaces of Marshmallow by Avery Jipping

Avery is sixteen years old and from the United States. Her entry for the May Writing Challenge was one of those chosen to be a featured story. Our fists connected, bruises blossomed, spreading across our chins. Brother and I, outside the garage of our summer home, grabbling each other, rolling around in the dirt, yelling. […]

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November Writing Challenge: Honorable Mentions — Nikki, Katie Preedy, Jordan Muscal, and Evan

These entries from November’s challenge were selected as Honorable Mentions. Those who completed this challenge are now encouraged to share their stories in the comments section of the “November Writing Challenge.” . Nikki 16 Australia Marvelous a spectacle, an unbreakable bond that’s well rounded. You can’t go wrong with this universal treasure. The different colours […]

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