You by Leena Baloch

you shrink yourself you fear being melodramatic and so you adjust your vision so the world becomes monochromatic but that’s not what you want, is it? you are not flesh and bones created just to be given a gravestone you are a mind, body, and soul worth far more than your weight in gold I […]

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The Thing About Masks by Ashley Zhang

The thing about masks — ………………..(Rachel realizes as she blindly searches for privacy before her own crumbles to dust in front of a live audience) ………………………………………— is that revelation is inevitable, and the more perfect the mask, the more excruciating it is when it falls away. She supposes she should’ve seen this coming; the cracks […]

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I Am by Priya Rinkus

I am the girl who draws stories from thin air I ponder the line between fantasy and reality I hear the whisper of the air and the soft voices contorted between two realities I see the golden mist, nonexistent but in the eyes of youth I wish to emerge from the cold darkness of reality […]

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Left Behind

There are a lot of great things about growing up, but a lot of things also suck pretty badly. You pay your own bills, you make tough choices, and your mom is no longer the one picking you up from a party; that’s all on you now. I’ve found that one of the hardest things […]

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The Black Friend

I can remember that growing up, I was usually the only black kid in my circle of friends. I’ve always had mostly white friends. Even to this day, going on 29 years old, I’ve only had one “best” friend who is black. I don’t really know why this is, but I have often found it […]

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Let It Go

Whether you have seen the movie or not, I think most of us can say that we have at some point found ourselves belting out the tunes of “Let It Go” from Frozen, or at least listening to someone else do it. While it is annoying at times because, honestly, half these people cannot hit […]

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