This Moment

We’ll all have this one moment where our basic “right” to live is questioned. This moment is life-changing. This specific moment, usually, can be a child of a plethora of emotions. The moment could be born from happiness, wonder, ecstasy, or simply from sorrow, anxiety, fear, or pain. That life-defining moment happened to me. But […]

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Cigarettes by Grace Dearing

Mason watched her light her third cigarette, digesting her every movement. From his spot inside the café, he could see the exact way her long, black-painted fingernails gripped the lighter tightly so that her hands wouldn’t shake. The way she slowly brought the little stick to her red lips, inhaling quickly and exhaling slowly. The […]

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New Challenges

I have been sick since the day I was born. My first hours of life were spent in the ICU, and after that, things just got more interesting. When people ask where I grew up, I jokingly say, “In the doctor’s office.” And it’s sort of true. I started off with chronic ear infections that […]

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