hiraeth by Emmy Song

the long summer i wished would never end. you wondered if your clammy fingers could get away with brushing against mine, measuring the weight of my thighs, tangling your heartstrings with mine. because everything you did ended in tragedy. my dreams typed out in lowercase letters i was afraid of growing up so i sanded […]

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I can still feel your lips by Soham Bagchi

…………………………………I can still feel your lips ……………….Like fingertips, just resting on mine. It’s a little uncanny how when I close my eyes…. …The weight of your lip balm transports me back ……………………………………………to you And I take a deep breath in exhale …………Your hair slides gently through my fingers …………………………………………………………though …………………………………I’ve never touched them. My heart’s […]

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Spontaneous: An Irreverent, Humorous Look at Teen Life

Since when do kids spontaneously combust in the middle of a pre-calculus class? In Aaron Starmer’s latest teen novel, Spontaneous, the rebellious and completely hilarious main character, Mara Carlyle, is tasked with grappling with the gory deaths of her fellow classmates — who are dying from randomly exploding — while also discovering who is responsible and why […]

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