In The Desert Somewhere by Jaeda Solon

The air had taken to a syrupy kind of sweetness, the sky speckled with stars and already sunken quite deeply into night. A pitter-patter of tiny footfalls against the creaky old porch approached the old man like the drizzle that preceded rain. The little boy who quietly came beside him, waited to be acknowledged though [...]

CD Paintings by Zoe Rivera

Original CD paintings by the spectacularly splendid and skillful sophomore Zoe Rivera! Zoe talks about her process for planning her amazing pieces, how she began her own online shop, how aestheticism inspires her distinct style when creating, and more! Check out more of her art on her Instagram @Shop.ByZoey or whip out those wallets and [...]

I Remember by Anonymous

CONTENT WARNING: DEPICTIONS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT I remember you, my first and only masseuse, in your 30s or 40s, maybe children or a wife at home. Dark brown almost black hair shaved on the sides, letting it grow in the middle. I remember a sort of scowl that left a mark on your forehead, deep [...]

My Body by Anonymous

CONTENT WARNING: DEPICTIONS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT he's prying on her innocenceundressing her as she walksa predator catching its preyplaying each string of her hearthearing the harmony of her laugh, he knows his goal a frigid desk meets the pleated skirt of polyestergripping her flesh leaving an imprint of deceitwriting on her like an essayeach body [...]

Red Nike’s by Anonymous

CONTENT WARNING: DEPICTIONS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT We were sitting in English, working on a book report. A few students found a box full of rubber bands and started to fling them at me. I asked them to stop. They did not.  Suddenly there was a hand on my head and the words “I’ll protect you” [...]

String Doll by Emily​ ​LaLiberte

Self​ ​commandments​ ​become​ ​etched​ ​in​ ​breath​ ​on​ ​a​ ​bathroom​ ​mirroras​ ​a​ ​girl​ ​with​ ​yarn​ ​hair​ ​hugs​ ​a​ ​too​ ​thin​ ​waist,​ ​watching​ ​intently​ ​the​ ​way​ ​her​ ​spine,bent​ ​in,​ ​spun​ ​with​ ​twine​ ​would​ ​poke​ ​through​ ​sallow​ ​skin.I​ ​guess​ ​this​ ​is​ ​what​ ​you​ ​get​ ​when​ ​you​ ​count​ ​your​ ​blessings​ ​and​ ​calories.String​ ​doll,​ ​I​ ​wrote​ ​this​ ​to​ ​show​ ​you​ [...]

Late by Anonymous

When I approach the doors of his bedroom, I find myself ripping my mind from my body, allowing my muscles to act out of routine instead of will. If I let my head be in control of my body, I’ll hesitate for eternity, not allowing my fist to knock and awaken my father. And despite [...]

Attention by Anonymous

So, I’m looking at someone dead onAnd I know they’re asking me a question,But I don’t hear a word out of their mouth Because all of a sudden, my brain decidesIt would rather think about if cats had human legs;How their big, meaty man feetwould scuttle across the floor and knead on a pillow. I’m [...]