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The Itch

Written by Caroline Rock. Graphic by Emma Robinson. – On a night when you can’t seem to think straight Tears wash away a layer of your face Revealing someone you thought you’d outgrown To show you for, maybe, the person you really are A girl Trying to grow up Crawling in your own skin each day  Until finally you can’t […]

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OV-99

Written by Shini Meyer Wang. Graphic by Peyton Cabaniss. Originally published as part of the Spring 2019 “Challenge” Issue.– threads of smoke from the ether unravel down the sky it is that tin-can shuttle rubble hurtling across America’s TV boxes the space voyager “Challenger” a reverie turned fireball our frontier is beyond the fishbowl beyond the scorch of atmosphere that […]

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You Can’t Hide Elephants

Written by Gabriela Camarena. Graphic by Peyton Cabaniss. Originally published as part of the Spring 2019 “Challenge” Issue.– **Content Warning: Sexual Assault** I saw a woman on the news, Her stance was bold and strong. She spoke the words we know are true, But still they say she’s wrong. I saw a woman on the news, Different than she before, […]

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Remnants from a Psychiatric Hospital

Written by Caroline Tsai. Graphic by Peyton Cabaniss. Originally published as part of the Spring 2019 “Challenge” Issue. – I remember what the hallways smell like – “Like where dreams come to die,” my ex-boyfriend said when he came to visit me the first time I was in there. I remember that the walls are white, but not a clean […]

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Today

Written by Monica Hand. Graphic by Peyton Cabaniss. Honorable Mention in the Spring 2019 Creative Competition, “Challenge.” – The hardest thing you will ever do is love her. Though you pine to love her the way she needs, With an unconditional, forgiving fury. It’s not easy- you know that. She knows that. You tell her it’s her fault you can’t […]

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I Only Remembered After I Left That You Didn’t Ask Me to Stay

Written by Michaela Lavelle. Graphic by Peyton Cabaniss. Honorable Mention in the Spring 2019 Creative Competition, “Challenge.”– Every exhale is a knickknack I put on your shelves Coat on the rack and shoes at your door I make myself at home moving in my favorite memories, my greatest fears, mugs, goals, dreams, plates and picture frames My fingers touch the […]

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Le spectacle

Written by Eleni Theodoropoulos. Graphic by Peyton Cabaniss. The spicy smell of salep and the sound of frothing milk filled the air between the show tents. Vendors called out their products, bargained, and jeered at you if you ignored them or preferred their competitor’s baklava. Ophélie’s parents lapsed into an argument over by the stained glass jewelry. How come you […]

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a memory

Written by Matthew Yu. Photo by Matthew Yu. a memory everlasting, a line that twists into an oval, sprouting features, lips, contours of a face I’ve known for so long, but can’t comprehend -so I stare into its velvet black eyes, whose laugh pulls at my hair and crinkles, echoing away into space like pieces of cellophane that slide down […]

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The Unstoppable Jaguar

Written by Bahareh Sharafi. Graphic by Peyton Cabaniss. Originally published as part of the Spring 2018 “Rebirth” Issue. – The astounding motivation of African Americans is why the significant progression that will take place for Black America can only be described in one word: phenomenal. The compassion, the sleepless motivation and the initiation of ambition that revolves around these humble […]

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The Journey

Written by Niti Majethia. Originally published as part of the Spring 2018 “Rebirth” Issue. – The dark in you will say what it wants.. never listen to the darkness listen to the art the art that lights up all your insides when you talk about what you love.. compassion that flows within you when you release the longings of your […]

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“Iron” by Siqi Jiang

Written by Siqi Jiang.  Originally published in the POWER issue, Jiang was the winner of our 2017 Creative Writing Contest. Image: “The Half Hour Library of Travel, Nature and Science for young readers,” pub. by James Nisbet & Co., 1896. Arguments, they are like rock-paper-scissors. As surely as rock beats scissors; Beasts, They are weak to my sword. Sharpen yourself, […]

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On Faith

Written by Nooshin Ghanbari. This piece was selected as the first prize winner of our Nonfiction Writing Competition, Spring 2016. On Faith A collection of questions people have asked me, and answers I wish I had given. To Paula. Why are you friends with that Muslim girl?  My first experience with Islamophobia was in the seventh grade. At that point […]

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For a Moment

  Written by Sarah Chen (Po-Yun Chen). This piece was selected as a finalist for our Nonfiction Writing Competition, Spring 2016.   It was after almost an entire week of holding my breath every time I stepped into that classroom, after I had convinced myself that my teacher was only kidding, of course she was, who would actually seriously suggest […]

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Testing the Limitless

Written by Barry Maxwell. This piece was selected as a finalist for our Nonfiction Writing Competition, Spring 2016. There’s no limit to my appetite for waking in the morning sweat, coming to on damp gravel and glass, slouching from the Red-Eyed alley and patting myself down like a cop, checking from scalp to soles that no one pissed on me […]